A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back to his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.
Can you imagine being kicked out of your own home? being kicked out of the only place you feel safe in? the place where you grew up?
The film entails all the stages that those families are exposed to.
It encapsulates what a father would do to put food in the mouth of his son, to put a roof over his head. He failed to become the protector and the provider the family needs. He was trapped into this broken system of easy cash. Andrew Garfield, the hero of the movie despised Carver, the broker. But he ended up working for him, as a plumber at first and rose to be the person Carver trusts to deliver the message to these families.
”Good Morning Mr. ____. I’m sorry to say that today, you are scheduled to evacuate this house. I am now giving you 2 minutes to gather all your belongings, all the necessity. You are now trespassing. This is a bank property”. It’s heartbreaking for someone to strip you out of your home.
Also, what a shame for the real estate agent, such as Carver who steals appliances in foreclosed homes so the banks would pay them to install when in fact they’re just putting back what they stole from the houses. It’s sickening how the rich becomes richer because of fraudulent acts and deception. And how each middle class family struggle to live each day.
— And this is actually based on a true story.
I am deeply grateful for my parents for working really hard to provide for what we need and more.