“Shattered” is a ladies’ movie, but it’s also a social issue picture. All of this centers around deep family secrets that have yet to surface, but are just on the verge of erupting. You’ve got down-low homosexuals, corrupt fathers and crazy kids. I feel like the club kid that Bill Hader used to play reading off Southern Gothic tropes. Tackling serious issues with a creepy regional family has been old hat since the days of Tennessee Williams. What saves the day is the cast that elevates the material. Ray Wise and Molly Burnett have never been better. Pick it up if you have the time.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 12/19/17
Video - 89%
Audio - 88%
Film Score - 85%
The Plot Thus Far
Shattered is a story based on true events about family betrayal, love lost, and a dark destructive secret that swirls around a high powered political family in the Deep South. Kate Stenson dreams of an enviable life as the quintessential Southern Belle. She marries Ken Burnett, the son of the town's powerful Mayor - a controlling father who will do anything to protect his position. Kate has two children with Ken - a biological daughter, and an adopted son, named Logan. But Kate's seemingly perfect lifestyle begins to fray at the edges as she discovers that Logan suffers from severe mental health issues. Kate's journey to uncover the true story of Logan's past reveals a dark secret that can destroy the entire Burnett legacy. As Kate investigates - with the aid of a new friend - to unmask the history behind Logan's illness, these unimaginable family secrets surface, putting her in unforeseen danger.