“Movies-I’ve-Never-Seen” Review: At Any Price

To start this off, I’m going to tell you what this is. I’ve decided that at least once a week, if I’m not too busy, I will watch a movie I have not seen and review it. There are movies, however, that I might throw in that I have already seen but feel should be reviewed. The age of the movies just depends, really. If you have any suggestions of movies to review, leave me a comment! I usually watch a lot of movies I haven’t seen through Crackle, and I honestly love it, because they have a good selection.

This week’s movie is: At Any Price, starring Dennis Quaid & Zac Efron as two of the main characters.

When I first started to watch this movie I thought, “Oh this must be all about farming.” and I wasn’t too excited. If I looked out my window, I’d be able to see 3-4 farms because I live in Indiana and literally all my neighbors are farmers.

Anyway, as I got into this movie, I noticed Zac Efron’s character, Dean Whipple, was kind of an aggressive baby. Now, I’m not saying he’s not a bit likable, but honestly if he were my friend I’d probably smack the tar out of him. His character DEFINITELY has anger issues. I won’t go into much detail for anyone who has never seen this movie, but I feel like the little punk should have owned up for his part in the whole ordeal surrounding the end of the movie.

As for Dennis Quaid’s character, Henry Whipple, I found him to be a tad rude. What man attends a funeral (this happens in the beginning, so that’s really not a spoiler) and then asks to buy land from the grieving family?! Where I’m from that is just a slap in the face, though honestly I think that’d be rude no matter where ya’ll are from. His character seems to go out of his way to make it seem like his whole life is better than anyone else’s, and I believe the fact that he was a bit heartless to an old family friend in need was really cruel.

This movie really made me see the scary, real human emotions some people hide. It makes you question your morals and where they would lie in such a situation. In the situation the Whipple’s face in this movie, I’d have been one of the people to pick up the phone and set things right. It was a pretty good movie, though the ending was not something I would have preferred, but what is a good movie without an unexpected ending?

Out of the “Would-I-Watch-Again” scale, I’d rate this a 6/10. It made me gape in shock, and then shake my head at the awful decisions of some of the characters. I’d probably watch this again, for sure, and force my fiance to experience it as well.