View Full Version : Halyavshik's "BETTER THAN BRADERS" DVD Pick of the Week - The Woodsman

05-06-2005, 16:09
Don't be fooled by other imitation DVD Picks of the Week.

This week, Hal reviews The Woodsman starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick.

We've come a long way from Footloose, baby. Kevin Bacon stars as a paroled sex-offender attempting to start over among a society unwilling to forgive his past as quickly as the criminal justice system did.

This is an extremely difficult film to watch. Bacon's character struggles with his own desires and problems providing fodder for scenes that will repulse you and make you squirm. But it's arguably some of the best work he's ever done, and with a subject that few A-list stars would even consider tackling. If this isn't Oscar material, I don't know what is.

Real life wife Kyra Sedgewick delivers a solid performance as Bacon's love interest and support. Mos Def and Benjamen Bratt have particularly thorough performances as well.

In Russian, if you need to ask for it, it's called "Drovosek".

Hugs and Kisses,