While in Holland, I spoke with a Dutch man who
told me about his rebellious son who hated school and
wanted to drop out. The two of them took a couple of
weeks in Egypt where his boy made friends with local
teens there who appreciated the opportunity of
"school." That experience changed the rebellious son;
he came home to Holland motivated to jumpstart his
education. This movie reminded me of that warm
On the Edge
An Irish "Good Will Hunting" of sorts, but edgier
(no pun intended). A suicidal 19-year-old lands
himself in a psychiatric group home. Amidst his own
kind (or those worse off) he rediscovers himself.
Excellent dialogue, direction, acting and solid
cinematography. Powerful first act, very powerful
second act -- third act slightly less powerful.
"On the Edge" could have found a better title, and
the tag "A joyride through sex and love and other
activities" doesn't fit the film.
(btw, I reviewed from DVD.)