Low-budget indie about a psycho killer (Thomas Jay Ryan, of “Henry Fool”) reuniting with his estranged half-brother (Andrew Borba) is impossibly ill-conceived and ill-executed. Debut feature from producer/writer/director/editor Mark Wilkinson is both pretentious and cliched, with some competent actors sunk by bad dialogue; unraveling the cross-cutting of the two main plot threads leads to an irritatingly inconsistent time scheme. Commercial prospects are dim.
After more than a decade out of touch, psycho Jimmy drives to Cape Cod to see sibling Lucian, a New Age keyboard star, but murders someone on the way. Since Lucian is a snotty jerk, Jimmy strikes up an uneasy friendship with Lucian’s lover, Gypsy (Annunziata Gianzero), a violinist who has mysteriously given up her career. Simultaneously, a retired police detective (veteran Dick Bakalyan) is hot on his trail, if “hot” can describe pacing that’s been edited into a chronology-challenged stew. Worse is the serious stuff about the artistic conflicts of a Yanni/John Tesh wannabe and his equally New Age-y honey.