Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Neo Ned (2005)
Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his own, Ned falls in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Soon after, Ned is placed in a mental hospital where he is mesmerized by a young black girl who believes Adolf Hitler was reincarnated in her. What follows is a gritty character study and poignant love story of two people brought together by a seemingly impossible connection. As a result of that connection, they both find that there is more to a person than what is on the surface.
Surprisingly good film. It was as difficult to listen to him speak to her the way he does (in the beginning) as it is to watch her keep her composure whist he is doing it (instead of smacking him). Union and Renner, neither of whom I am very familiar with, do excellent work here. Why this film is not more well-known is beyond me. It was most assuredly worth my time, and I'm not likely to forget a moment of it... ever.