In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are dying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once thriving factories at night. With her goal in sight, Ruth finds that the ultimate cost for an education for a girl like her may be more than she bargained for, and she soon finds herself torn between a promising future and the family she would leave behind.

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Reviewed by ops-52535 9 /10

thank you nicole riegel...

For making yet another good drama about the dark and dreary shadowlives of american poverty, in the year of the lord 2021. And thanks to the casting crew that has made a marvellous job finding the keyactors to this film, heir heir...

do i sound like an insider or related to the production crew, you might feel so but no, im just a grumpy old man living in norway, drowning myself into yet another pure drama of american socialrealism in situ. Its a film thats so utterly depressing, and so detailed on every spot that youll forget time and place, and with acting far over the limit of expectations, top notch musical soundtrack, and looking upon all the striving people that pays with a broken back and cut away fingers to buy a buck for one and a half because the 1 percenters decides what the price is anyway, and what shall the people of the heartland united states lean on when the corner stone factory disappears to make a nickel and a dime extra when outsourcing abroad, often moving machinery and infrastructure with it, and just leaving the skelletons back of an era that used to be good and proudly spoken of , just not where you and you live.

Its also a film about a teenagers opportunity to enter the litterates of a higher education that has become such a class diviser in the american society. The film example about scrapyarding and eventual looting valuable metal from elsewhere in the dark hours of the diurnal clock, just to survive and try to hold together and put aside money to afford the giant leap for mankind that college/university is. Call me a socialist and i may approve, but im far more reflected than that and may be quite goppy too, but thats far too advanced to elaborate for a man that hasnt got english as birth language...

but this is yet another must see film from the ''slumdistricts'' of USA, its darn realistic, its top notch acting, and just as repressive and depressive as you like it to be. Its not a rollercoaster of action, no, its just pure sensible drama, that the onepercenters deny and defy, even though its adressed to the all with capital letters. Poverty isnt the end my friend, its just a hurdle to climb across on your way to wisdome and freedome... a well made film at all levels, hereby recommended.

Reviewed by rsvp321 N/A


Such a terrible plot - entitled brat would rather become a thief to get something she wants, instead of actually earning the money legitimately.

I found zero entertainment value with this one...

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