The Woodsman ()

directed by Nicole Kassell
featuring Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Eve, Mos Def, David Alan Grier, Benjamin Bratt

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Writer/director Nicole Kassell makes her feature film debut with the drama The Woodsman. Co-written by Steven Fechter, the original script won first place at the Slamdance Screenplay Competition in 2001. Kevin Bacon plays Walter, a child molester who gets out of prison after serving a 12-year sentence. He returns to his old town and tries to start over by working at a woodyard. Fortunately, his brother-in-law (Benjamin Bratt) helps him get a place to live. He even strikes up a relationship with local gal Vickie (Bacon's ...

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RedAdept

Sep 18, 2008

Excellent Sleeper

I think this movie was a bit of a 'sleeper' with not enough advertising. It should have been a top-grossing movie.

Kevin Bacon plays a man who was just released from prison. He was in prison for child molestation.

Now, you probably think, 'oh, cool, someone is going to kill him for revenge' or something like that.

You couldn't be further from the truth. This movie doesn't have any answers, but it does make you sympathize, as much as possible for a 'normal' person, with what the main character is going through to 'fight' his urges.

I never would have believed that a movie could make me sympathize with a child molester, but this wone does it.

This movie is not graphic in any way. It was not made to 'shock' the audience. It just addresses a very important aspect of the human psych.

Get this movie.

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