Paleo Retiree writes:
I hated this very literary 2001 vigilante picture, directed by Todd Field from a story by Andre Dubus. It’s immaculate and meticulous; full of grief, bleakness and quiet; and bristling with mythic overtones and unexpressed (but broadly hinted-at) emotions. Set in a small fishing town on the New England coast and embellished with lots of contrasts between upper-middle-class comfort and working-class harshness, it seemed as overwrought and pretentiously bad (in a tasteful, color-coordinated, upscale way) to me as “Affliction” and “Margot at the Wedding” did. It was a real critic’s darling, though, and many viewers have reported that they love it too. It’s available on Netflix as a DVD, and on Amazon Instant Video for $1.99.