The story of three boys pushing to produce decency in life.
Message the film expresses:
Achieving the Purpose
The directors of the film achieved their purpose as they produced moments that left the audience feel complete sorrow for the boys, making them understanding of the misery in Rich Hill. Utilizing all three of the boys, each had their own situation that played a part in the directors proving the purpose.
1) Andrew was the most innocent of the three, making the audience have a soft spot for him. That sets up the upset, as his continuous moving due to financial difficulties shows the audience his problem.
2) Harley has a clear problem in which he tries to stay calm in such a tough atmosphere, but his disorders prevent him from doing so. On top of that, he is forced to live his tough life without his mother who he loves, which was evident during his phone call with her.
3) Appachey is an obvious hot head, but when his plot in the movie ended he was being sent to a juvenile center for his behavior. Even with his anger problems, the audience is forced to feel sorrow for him as his close relationship with his mother is shown right before he is sent away.