Imagine my surprise when out of the blue and without any advance marketing of any kind, this movie showed up on just two screens here in Cincinnati recently. I figured there was no way this would play very long here (and I was right, the movie was gone after one week), so I went to see it right away.
"The Power of Few" (2013 release; 95 min.) brings the same 20 min. in an early afternoon in New Orleans, but brought from multiple (five, actually) perspectives, and how these intersecting stories play out/touch on each other/collide (literally). Given that you watch the "same" 20 minutes five times over the course of the movie, there is no point in even trying to bring an introduction of the movie's plot. Let's just say that blood WILL be spilled at this particular New Orleans intersection.
Several comments: it's amazing what an all-star cast is attached to this movie, starting of course with Christopher Walken as a homeless man with a secret. I don't recall ever having seen Walken so scrungy looking. Then there is Christian Slater as the undercover agent (along with his partner, played by up-and-coming Australian actress Nicky Whelan), trying to recover a mysterious package. We also have rapper Juvenile as one of the gangsters, and Q'orianka Kilcher as the messenger (and also co-producer AND contributing several songs to the very pleasant movie soundtrack). But the key figure is the title character Few (played by newcomer Tione Johnson), a candy-obsessed young lady who isn't feeling so good from eating all that candy while walking home, and who decides to hitch a ride home, unintentionally finding herself at the center of this movie. This is the long-feature debut of writer-director Leone Marucci. As the credits were rolling at the end of the movie, it seemed that a BUNCH of people named Marucci had some involvement on the set or in the production or the financing of this movie, so this was probably a Marucci labor of love long in the making. Bottom line: this movie is MILES away from your standard Hollywood fare, and definitely worth checking out, whether in the theatre or on DVD.