Sure, it's a dark, supposedly comic tale of a brotherly love triangle, but none of the characters are appealing and the movie pulls a big surprise on us toward the end that just isn't believable.
The acting's pretty rough and it doesn't take long before you'll tire of the brothers' incessant fighting. It almost seems like the film makers were striving for a "Pulp Fiction" type movie, but didn't succeed. We give this clunker a 2 out of This is a rather dark and depressing film.
There's a good amount of domestic violence, and three sexual scenes that you probably won't want younger kids seeing. There's also a good amount of graphic violence and killings and none of the characters present positive role modeling for kids.
You should read through the category listings if you're thinking of allowing your kids to see this movie. Jjaks and Freddie drink beer at the wedding reception. Jjaks and Freddie drink champagne as they drive down the road. Jjaks is later seen drinking beer and whiskey. Red mentions the "joints you smoked" to Sam while discussing how he ripped him off. Jjaks' ear is very bloody after Sam has bitten off part of it.
The bitten off part is seen on the floor and soon Jjak's shirt is rather bloody from the wound. Sam carries Freddie's very bloody body into a motel room. Red has many bloody gunshot wounds after Sam's shot him. Sam gets shot in the arm by a ricocheting bullet that creates a bloody hole. Freddie shows Jjaks the entrance and exit wounds on her side from where Sam shot her.
Blood splatters across the room as Sam gets shot. Nearly everyone has a bad or disrespectful attitude in this film. Freddie is forced into marriage by Red and they've tattooed the word "Slut" on her arm. It's stated that Jjaks has been in prison before, and during the wedding ceremony he steals a car and then holds up a gas station. Costikyan is a bad cop and often uses violence to make his point. Jjaks breaks a pet store's window and steals a dog from inside as he and Freddie begin their escape.
Sam steals a truck at a gas station after he's locked his keys in his car. Sam tries to set up Jjaks as the person who shot Freddie. Sam makes fun of a cop who stutters. Jjaks must keep the police from discovering that Freddie is actually dead and not sleeping in a motel room. Used in the movie to threaten, inflict harm or kill several people. See "Violence" for details. Jjaks and Sam are seen playing with cap guns as kids.
In two different scenes one as kids, the other as adults , Jjaks and Sam play "rock, scissors, paper" and the loser places his hand down on a tree stump and the other punches it as hard as he can. Jjaks is seen tossing beer and whiskey bottles off to the side where they shatter ie.