Ape, by Josh Hutcherson

– by Wendy Morley –

A beginning that makes you question and an answer that comes slowly and haltingly until a disturbing crescendo that screams out how much more disturbing it really could have been.

And could still be, if the main character Travis or “Ape,” played convincingly by the film’s director and highly accomplished actor Josh Hutcherson, were to allow himself the illusion of normalcy ever again.

Devastating light shone on the unpredictable gravity of mental illness.

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