Searching for clues

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 9, 2014

Wilson has the broadest array of characters to portray, which he does with aplomb as well as variety, from that penitent murderer to Veronica’s gentle husband to a boy devouring Ginny with his wide eyes. Brian McEleney plays a gun-wielding thug along with Wilson as well as Veronica’s increasingly forgetful grandfather. Portraying her drunken boss in the insurance office where Veronica works, Fred Sullivan, Jr. is a man who may or may not be a federal law enforcement officer (he only briefly flashes his ID). Unaccountably, he pulls a gun on her near the end, which makes sense only if Veronica is imagining this — she finds being held at gunpoint exciting.

Veronica’s evolution, through giving in to her dark side, is a grim one, as Ginny is ennobled through suffering. This change is convincing because it is a keen observation of a phenomenon that we can wish would occur more often — thoughtful humility emerging from thoughtless smugness. Unfortunately, truth hurts.

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