THE PLOT THUS FAR
Some Guy Who Kills People is about Ken Boyd, a lonely man fresh out of the loony bin, who sets out to kill those he deems responsible for his miserable life.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Ken Boyd is a depressive cartoonist recently released from the ‘loony bin’ into a world he doesn’t understand. Clearly resident in the kind of small town community where everyone knows everyone else, Boyd lives with his sardonic mother and works the only job he can get: slopping out ice cream at the local diner.
Ken keeps his head down and his mouth shut, but life has a way of intruding on his self-imposed cocoon in the form of his best friend Irv’s unyielding encouragement to get out there and grab the bull by the horns, the attentions of beautiful English girl Stephanie and Ken’s long absent daughter of eleven years, Amy. This trio of distractions are merciless in their presence, drawing Ken away from his preferred mode of introspection and silence.
I wasn’t too fond of Ken in the beginning. But, as the story progressed…I took notice of Corrigan’s work. I think that says great things about both the writing and the guys acting. Needless to say, there is a twist at the end and you kind of know there will be but you just don’t know which way it’s going to twist. Kevin Corrigan carried some of the questionable plot twists with the greatest of ease.
The DVD comes with a commentary track, featurette, trailer and the short film that inspired this movie. The A/V Quality is pretty good, but the dialogue was frequently getting stepped on. It’s not that terrible, but it was enough to be noticeable. The transfer played well against the heavily dark scenes. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 07/03/2012