Title: Sinner Come Home

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Year: 2007

Genre: Independent / Drama

Language: English

Runtime: 96 min

Director: Blake Eckard

Writer: Blake Eckard

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1157716/

Tension grows in Eddie and Jan's relationship because of their problems of getting pregnant. Upon hearing that perhaps Eddie is the problem, he's outraged and goes out for another night of drinking. Eddie's love for Jan will soon be put to the test.

Our thoughts:
"Bubba Moon Face" is the first movie I watched by Blake Eckard, and it raised the desire to see more. And with "Sinner Come Home" he delivers a story that is similar in style (albeit less violent) but maybe even more involving and well-executed. Where "Bubba Moon Face" was more raw in its visuals, even experimental at times, "Sinner Come Home" has the perfect independent drama atmosphere. Which is? It's simple. It's black and white. It's a great way to get people into the story, because believe it or not - color CAN ruin it. Especially in independent films.

Get rid of all your morbid thoughts for a second, and get ready for "Sinner Come Home". This is a drama in every way. It's about a couple and their struggle to keep the relationship and move on to getting a baby to the world. But for some reason they can't, and things heat up when they realize that he might be the problem. A few hiccups on the road and plenty of intrigue later, we're finally sure about it - it's most definitely a drama through and through. And a wonderful little drama, at that. It has moments that are intense, it has some violence, but most of all it tells the story of a relationship crisis and how they try to work through it.

Sometimes you need to be reminded that the independent scene is more than just splatter and stupidity. Some people create thoughtful and charming stories, without special effects and gross-outs. Here's a little movie that will restore your faith in humanity before it's over, even if just for a little bit (faith in humanity is a pretty bad idea to begin with, to be honest though). We jump between who's side we're on, only to be reminded that they AND we should be on both sides. It's darker than your regular love story, it's more pleasant than your regular independent drama. Or at least by the end of it, as there certainly are some powerful scenes within the film as well.

Ryan Harper Gray steals the show here. He's fantastic as the very typical semi-white trash male who likes to drink beer at the local bar, with his select group of friends. He's an asshole a lot of the times, but he's a good man at heart and we can tell. Ryan Harper Gray delivers this perfectly, and hadn't it been for him I'm sure the movie would've suffered a lot. Not saying the rest of the cast is bad, they have their moments, but he's too important of a character. And in a drama like this, the acting is everything!

If you enjoy realistic stories set in American small towns about people who are trashy, dirty and humane, then "Sinner Come Home" will be your cup of tea. Yeah, it's not amazing and it's not mesmerizing, but at the same time it's very free of flaws. You can find typical indie production problems, but other than that the team has successfully delivered this love drama. And I like it, more than "Bubba Moon Face" in a lot of the cases simply because it tells the story more direct, and the style doesn't distract us. A solid independent production, is what it is!

Positive things:
- Ryan Harper Gray!
- A nice film, but not without its dark splotches.
- The black and white.
Negative things:
- I can't find anything specific.

Gore: 0.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 1/5

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