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The story from the right side of the prison bars.
Member Name: mousie125
Advantages: Great Cast, Story and Twist.
Disadvantages: Side characters sometimes do not provide such a depth to their persona.
Being a great fan of the Lionsgate productions, Screwed seemed to be a naturally sensible purchase after films such as Blitz and Killers. The film starts with the main character in Iraq, showing the audience his background in the war, despite only being a brief segment of the main story, it already helps the audience develop rapport with 'Sam' as it shows his friend being killed by rebel forces. Throughout the film, flashbacks occur to 'Sam' regarding the incident in Iraq, and working in a prison to make ends meet, these flashbacks become more recurrant and more of a problem. The story shows great detail when looking at working in a prison rather than just looking at the convicts angle. It creates a very exciting and empathetic story towards the main character and his family as it shows how the stresses of such a job can take their toll on daily life, coupled with the strains and memories of being a soldier. The cast are very distinguished in the british film industry, with names coming from films such as Kidulthood and Football Factory, it is not for the youngest of audiences, but does show a true likeness to the corrupt world of criminals and their wardens. It is a film I would definitely recommend, with the only downside, in my opinion being the sometimes slightly lax from a couple of the lesser focused actors. This does not detract from the overall story of the film however, and should not put people off watching such a great film.
Summary: All in all a film that will draw you in and a fantastic ending with a twist. Definitely one to watch