Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Harsh Times

David Ayer makes his directorial debut with this hard-hitting crime drama about two long time buddies roaming the streets of South Central Los Angeles. Christian Bale plays Jim Luther David, a hard-headed Gulf War veteran struggling to keep his memories from eating him alive. As a borderline psychotic, Jim has to keep the relentless rage concealed inside him from consuming the last ties to reality he has left. His childhood friend Mike Alonzo is played by Freddy Rodriguez. Mike plays the role of the protector, knowing that his buddy needs some support, he will do anything and everything he can to keep his best friend from going to jail or even worse. The loyalty between these two friends is unshakable and in the movie you will see just what this kind of brotherly bond will push a man to do. As they cruise the streets of LA, the two amigos set a goal for themselves to find employment; Mike to satisfy his girlfriend’s wishes, and Jim to import his Mexican bride-to-be. But, as you begin to realize throughout the movie, there isn’t much job hunting going on as these two trouble makers drink and get high while waiting for the inevitable trouble to find them. After dodging multiple run-ins with drug dealers, criminals, and dirty cops, Jim and Mike begin their search for employment. But when Jim receives news of his rejection from the LAPD application process, he concludes that he won’t be able to bring his girlfriend up from Mexico. And, when he is offered a job with the Department of Homeland Security, he realizes that his only chance of obtaining acceptable employment is to go back to his old ways, making him lose even more of a distinction between everyday life and the battlefield. This enters Jim into a downward spiral that threatens to take everyone around him along for the ride, tightening the noose around his neck until something inside him snaps…
Here is a trailer for Harsh Times:

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  1. I have not seen this, thanks for pointing it out

  2. never heard of this film until know, looks interesting

  3. Hi there Keith! It's a pleasure. Going to have to watch harsh times sometime!