This review was originally posted on Nov. 30, 2008 on a different blog (no longer maintained). I’m re-running it here because I think this is an important movie. It is now out on DVD. I encourage you to rent it and watch it. Powerful.
This is not an easy review to write. Not because I don’t like or recommend the movie–I enthusiastically do! But because I don’t want to give away any of the plot, and because even two days later as I write this, the movie still haunts me.