#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After twelve years in prison, Walter arrives in an unnamed city, moves into a small apartment across the street from an elementary school, gets a job at a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. A quiet, guarded man, Walter finds unexpected solace from Vickie, a tough-talking woman who promises not to judge him for his history. But Walter cannot escape his past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is warily eyed by his brother-in-law, shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is hounded by a suspicious local police officer, Detective Lucas. After befriending a young girl in a neighborhood park, Walter must also grapple with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons.
Plot: A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.
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Ignore the low rating
I saw this movie at the Vancouver Film Festival. Not only was it one of the best movies I saw at the fest, but one of the best of the year. I truly believed it to be Bacon’s career performance.
The script is solid, full of great dialogue and thick symbolism. The characters all fully developed and never one-sided. Each has their dark side. A commendable effort to Emmy winner, Mos Def, who makes us hate him when he’s a good cop, and love him when he’s a bad one.
The reason the rating is so low is because it’s hard to accept a character that is a child molester. Probably because everyone knows someone or is someone who has been sexually abused. This is a film about redemption and forgiveness–something we can all definitely agree with. It is also a story about humanity–something we all have in common.
The Secret Life of Walter Rossworth
In Philadelphia, “After twelve years in prison, Walter moves into a small apartment, gets a job in a lumberyard, and mostly keeps to himself. But, despite his simple life, Walter (Kevin Bacon) cannot escape his tangled past. A convicted sex offender, Walter is shunned by his sister, lives in fear of being discovered at work, and is hounded by a suspicious police detective. Struggling to regain the life he has lost, Walter must also grapple with the terrible prospect of his own reawakened demons,” according to the DVD sleeve description.
This is a very uncomfortable film to watch, because Mr. Bacon’s performance is very realistic, and the character’s desire is for nine to twelve-years olds. The girls he is attracted to are NOT sexed-up teenagers looking to hook up. Although I was prepared for this possibility – it’s still shocking. At least, then, I expected the story might help me to understand the main character’s psychosis.
They almost had me until the final scenes, which made absolutely no sense. Why doesn’t Walter report “Candy”? Why does he let “Robin” go home to her father? And, last but not least, why is the “protagonist” made “heroic” in a most subversively offensive manner? There are probably good answers to these questions, but the film, despite good acting, neither entertained nor informed.
****** The Woodsman (1/19/04) Nicole Kassell ~ Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Hannah Pilkes, Mos Def, Benjamin Bratt
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Director Nicole Kassell
Writer Steven Fechter, Nicole Kassell
Actors Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Yasiin Bey
Country United States
Awards 7 wins & 20 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Standard Speed Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 800T 5289)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm