You’re the smartest guy I ever met, and you’re too stupid to see…
I warned you for a solid year. You cross me, there will be consequences. What part of that didn’t you understand?
Mean Creek | 2004 | dir. Jacob Aaron Estes
All the young actors in this peek at adolescence and blooming manhood are excellent, especially Rory Culkin, who displays the perfect level of timid aliveness and gives potentially the best performance by any Culkin ever, and the persistent presence of grimness thanks to the direction, cinematography, and score was quite an impressive and affective feat.