Jim Arnaud, a police officer in a Texas town, always tries to do the right thing, but he has more often than not done the wrong thing resulting in having a less-than-perfect life. He often tries to plan his actions whenever he can, but his impetuous nature and hot-temperedness often make him do something else he didn’t plan, while he also does not have the best gauge of what is socially acceptable or what is a standard social convention. In that imperfect life, he didn’t have the best relationship with his dancer/dance teacher’s mother, as didn’t his two siblings. He and his wife Ros have been separated for a year now on her initiative, which has resulted in him only seeing their now nine-year-old daughter Crystal on the weekends. And many of his fellow officers only tolerate him, including the police chief, with his married partner, Nate Lewis, looking out for him as much as he can do so.
Two events have the potential to unravel Jim’s life even further. First, his mother passes away. He still wants to do right by her even after death, and by association wants, even more, to do right for Crystal in having that parent-offspring relationship he didn’t have with his mother. And second, Ros not only files for divorce but is planning on moving out of town with her current boyfriend Chris, and petitions for full custody of Crystal.
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Really, really strange, different and exhilarating.
But, despite the mess that Jim has become, the result of the movie (and it’s string of odd incidents) is a feeling of hope and uplift. Life is never going to be perfect, far from it…but perhaps Jim learns to appreciate the little joys and victories it brings. We suspect he’ll always be a bit of a mess, but we also see that he might be pulling his act together at least a little.
The film will be off-putting to some. It’s low budget, and that often shows. It swings wildly in tone, often within scenes. It’s tough to describe the emotional impact (is it a comedy with some drama, or a drama with some comedy, or is it even a drama that doesn’t realize how silly much of it is?). Cummings has made one other film (THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW) that also plays around with similar themes of anger and inchoate reaching for manly self-improvement. If you can manage it, I’d suggest a mini-film festival, with THUNDER ROAD first and then SNOW HOLLOW. While the film(s) are far from perfect, the best thing I can say is that I still can’t wait to see what Cummings comes up with next. Unique!
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