Blue Ruin (2014)
Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, and Eve Plumb
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***
This low budget revenge flick is surprisingly taut and well-acted by a cast of unknowns (although Jan Brady herself Eve Plumb makes a quick appearance in an important role). Macon Blair's performance is certainly at the center as his meek and troubled Dwight is pressed with mustering up the courage to do what he feels is right. While we understand his desire to enact revenge, Blue Ruin never paints Dwight as morally justified. His vengeance may be what he desires, but it makes him a criminal nevertheless. This moral dichotomy at the film's center makes Blue Ruin an interesting revenge picture that's worth a watch.
The RyMickey Rating: B