|release date||November 10 2009|
|writer||Barbara Stepansky, Alison Lea Bingeman|
|starring||Melora Walters, William Mapother, Johanna E. Braddy, Sofia Vassilieva, Jackson Rathbone, Ava Gaudet|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisSet in Arizona, HURT follows the Coltrane family as they grapple with the untimely death of the father, Robert. Forced to abandon their privileged lifestyle, Helen Coltrane (Walters) and her teenage children Conrad (Rathbone) and Lenore (Braddy) are given shelter by her husband’s reclusive brother Darryl (Mapother) in his ramshackle home in the desert. As the family reluctantly settles in, a fresh challenge is presented by the arrival of Sarah (Vassilieva), a lovely yet troubled foster child whom Robert had pledged to take in. The family’s grief turns to dread as a series of tragic, inexplicable incidents befall them.
Hurt is an exceptional dark domestic drama by director Barbara Stepansky, especially for having gone straight to the disc market without a peep, about a scorned little foster child brought into a struggling family household. Very eye catching from the get-go, with some clever use of credits passing through desert bushes, we see a car crash on the side of a desert highway, and a wolf checking out the scene, where a bloody hand hangs out the window of a mangled car. …Read More