First off, I agree. Not a feel good film in anyway.
Its actually pretty gruesome...
My girlfriend loves, to pieces. I didnt. I wasnt that captivated, as you knew he would be let off, and that the flashbacks were too jumpy. I am impressed by the tiny budget claimed to be used, but at the same time, was completely uninspired. Its like a boring Alladin in a way, poor guy makes it rich and pinches the girl. Except Aladins better.
And how can he love her if hes only seen her once since he was about 5?
Not a bad flick though, wouldve been four stars if it wasnt for the hype. I think awards ruin films like this, the underdog film that should be praised and doesnt is always better than the underdog who gets too much credit.