Tenderness (2009)

“If you ask me, nobody gets to escape their pain. It’s there when you brush your teeth at night. It’s there before breakfast. It will come up fierce and sharp, and lay in to you blunt and heavy. The most you can hope for is one good day. Because on a good day you get to tell yourself, I can fix this. Today can be different. Today something might change.” – Lt. Cristofuoro

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A detective does his best to try and prove that a recently released prisoner actually did murder his family.

My Take on it – Really inconsistent story that fails to work at all.

The story tries to seem much more clever by their use of a non-linear story line and lots and lots and lots! of flashbacks.

Unfortunately, things are a complete mess here and nothing seems to work at all.

Russell Crowe’s part feels like it was just pasted into the other story line because it doesn’t have enough of an effect on the way that things play out.

None of the characters are developed well enough and that makes it even harder to care about what will happen to any of them as things progress in some very strange directions.

The story isn’t engaging enough in anything that they do and despite the film being a slender 90 minutes, it’s really a chore to try and get through it because of that.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Russell Crowe filmed all of his scenes in 9 days. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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