Harlon (Nick Krause in a mesmerizing performance) is a troubled teenage kid who talks to Graphic Comic Book characters and bunnies in “White Rabbit”. As in with them. And it’s not a damn bit laughable.
Viciously bullied at school and relentlessly belittled by a far from Father of The Year (“True Blood”‘s Sam Trammell) at home, Harlon embarks upon a gradual descent into disturbing dissociation and despair. Veteran indy Director Tim McCann effectively establishes an unnervingly ominous tone throughout his odd yet absorbing film. This includes the decidedly interesting choice of accentuating Harlon’s escalating break with reality by way of a constant and eerily foreboding music under bed for about the good final third of the story.
It all builds in portentous crescendo to a startlingly unanticipated ending that is as unorthodox as it is a relief.
That’s how at least one viewer is choosing to interpret it anyhow.
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