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A man finds himself torn between pursuing a relationship with new found love interest or giving his adulterous wife a second chance.
I had the pleasure of reviewing Director, Frank E. Jackson Jr.'s last film "Dead Money." It was a crime filled with family drama. "Torn" does not contain the crime elements, instead it is a straight forward family drama. The film follows Delroy as he discovers his wife is having an affair with their son's basketball coach. While at a local bar having a few drinks and pondering his next move he meets Jasmine, a woman with relationship problems herself. The two hit it off right away and the lean on one another for support. As their new found friendship moves along Delroy much decide to start a new life with Jasmine or give his wife another chance.
This is one of those films that really brings out the emotions and feelings you might have built up inside. At first you like Delroy are willing to hear his wife out but you know she is not telling the truth about her brief affair with the basketball coach and the more you learn the more you do not like her especially since Delroy has been a devoted husband and father. I can tell you the film had me angry that his wife would pull something like that and if a movie can bring out that kind of emotion in its audience then it's a pretty effective drama.
The film is not only engaging and thought provoking but its cast did an amazing job playing these complex characters including, Walter Maxfield Jones, Chante Bowser, Tamieka Chavis and Wil "Onix" Lash. I will not point out any specific actor here because everyone did a great job including the supporting cast as well.
Director, Frank E. Jackson Jr. really knows how to tell a story that engages the audience, I was sucked right into Delroy's world and I really felt for him. "Torn" is not going to be a film for everyone, if you are looking for action look elsewhere but if you like a good drama then I highly recommend checking this out. Even if you were lucky enough not to have someone cheat you can still relate to these characters. This is a solid story of love, loss, betrayal and moving on, I totally enjoyed it and recommend checking it out. Available on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Maverick Entertainment
**** Out Of *****