The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan (Thomas Dekker), one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a kid himself. He has no choice but to look after his three-year-old son Nate, since mom Cindy (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day, Ethan's good intentions are thwarted by a moment of thoughtlessness, resulting in tragedy. A local prosecutor (Jeremy Piven) haunted by his past goes after Ethan, and the ensuing confusion and casting of blame begins to tear the town apart. Directed by Gaby Dellal and Based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz, ANGELS CREST also stars Elizabeth McGovern, Joseph Morgan, Mira Sorvino and Kate Walsh.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Despite several solid performances, the characters are too hazily sketched and too loosely linked to form a meaningful chain.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 12.29.2011
While there is a great deal of weeping and wailing going on in the town of Angels Crest, little of it is connected to a comprehensible or cohesive plot.Ronnie Scheib, Variety, 01.03.2012
Catherine Trieschmann's script, based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz, barely scratches the potentially loaded surfaces it serves up.Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 01.12.2012
Drama about the small-town aftermath of a child's accidental death can't match its sincerity with dramatic heft.John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, 04.29.2011