Steal Me | Chicago Reader

Steal Me

This independent feature stars Danny Alexander as Jake, a homeless 15-year-old with a penchant for thievery, who hops a train to rural Montana to reunite with his ne'er-do-well mother only to discover that she's left without providing a forwarding address. After being taken in by a decent, hardworking ranching family, he struggles to overcome his impulse to steal and tries to fit in with the community, though his errant past keeps him feeling like an outsider. Writer-director Melissa Painter seems sincere in her desire to accurately portray contemporary small-town American life, but a weak script and minimal character development make her handsomely shot black-and-white film seem more like an extended Gap commercial than the engaging coming-of-age drama it's meant to be. With Cara Seymour and Hunter Parrish. 95 min.


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