on 12 December 2012
This is a simply stated portrayal of disability and mental illness in a small town in 1930's North America. This is not a melodrama, but a slice of life. Gary Farmer is spot on with his portrayal of a man with the mind of a child, and Keegan Macintosh will grab you as the child locked inside of himself. Wilfrid Bray's portrayal of Henry's friend Elvin, who has symptoms of schizophrenia, is quickly sketched but accurate. This is a positive and well researched film representation of mental illness. Margot kidder also deserves mention as the one legged prostitute.