Keep in Touch full movie review - just a fine little independent film
While not a perfect movie or anything, this is just a solid example of an independent film that has performances that are spot on and carries a lot of heart.
It has a few moments where things get a little quirky for quirky sake, or even contrived (how the cops show up at a particular moment is so 'huh' it's uncanny). But the main characters have really great chemistry - Bachand and Gabbie McPhee especially, they just play off really well together and they build their characters believably - and you want to see this protagonist get better with his life post prison (bad accident why he was there sort of scenario).
There's also some humor from Colin's boss (a guy who does have more dimensions than being the profane jerk), and supporting performances that stick out as believable even when the actor isn't there for long, like the guy who played the parole officer (probably my favorite supporting guy in the film really). Keep in Touch may not be one that you'll see with the major contenders at Sundance, but if it had come out 10/15 years ago there's a great chance it would be there and for good reason: if you like independent character-driven dramas with touches of comedy and pathos, this delivers. If it's playing at a festival near you or comes to VOD it's more than worth your time.