Blue Ruin (2013)


Directed by: Jeremy Saulnier

Dwight is a homeless man who lives in his car. He’s obviously had some hardships in his life, the biggest of which was the murder of his parents twenty years earlier. The man who was responsible is being released from prison, prompting Dwight to formulate a plan for revenge. Due to his less than graceful implementation, Dwight soon finds himself in a dangerous struggle to protect his family from retribution at the hands of his target’s ruthless relatives.

I liked Blue Ruin. The protagonist was not your typical action hero. He was disturbed, vulnerable, and sad. What he lacks in ability, however, he makes up for in determination. Without thinking, he will sacrifice himself to save his loved ones. He is the epitome of an underdog, and so you root for him.


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