Jonathan Salemi’s The Final Deal has a quite simple argument for a plot. The truth is, it’s stored all through all the movie as the idea for an ethical compass that’s frankly naive and primary. Unlawful medication? Dangerous. Authorized medication? Meh, however you possibly can inform a complete character’s arc with that ambiguous consideration. Salemi is assured concerning the energy of his movie, even when it isn’t robust sufficient to make you speak about his movie for some time.
In it, a drug supplier meets the top of his gig. Hashish has develop into authorized in California, so he has to make ends meet with no matter he’s obtained. His operation doesn’t stay the identical and the plain and protected reply is out of the query. One final hit seems to be the one method out.
However Vince loses management. Of all the things. From his romantic relationship to his enterprise liaisons, Vince enters chaos whereas making an attempt to organize himself for the operation that guarantees to be the way in which out. What seems to be a betrayal seems to be an excellent alternative to revisit his previous, which has a little bit of unfinished enterprise.
This can be a sheer recollection of dangerous luck moments for Vince. It’s the primary storyline of The Final Deal, a movie that sits confidently in a consolation zone of story components which are typical of crime thrillers that by no means goal to experiment with twists and turns. It’s a predictable movie, but it surely’s additionally missing dangers in presenting conflicts and resolving them.
Nonetheless, it’s additionally precisely what it must be. A personality examine concerning the morals of a state of affairs we don’t ask a lot about as a result of it’s inconvenient. Personally, I don’t assume the conflict on medication is tilting in direction of any facet due to legalization. The movie tries so as to add this story to that dialogue and it’s achieved so very conveniently, with a closing message that looks as if an pointless touch upon the hashish trade: If you happen to do issues proper, maybe there will probably be redemption.
Does Vince deserve it? Certain. He will get sufficient shit when making an attempt to go away and when making an attempt to manage. If we see The Final Deal as an excellent alternative to pay on your sins, then it’s a stable assortment of occasions the place a personality is submitted to terrible stuff simply because he considered the simple method out. Or in. At the least, that’s what he tells us ultimately, when all the things’s labored out for him and he’s prepared to begin over.
By the way in which, Anthony Molinari? Excellent efficiency by a comparatively unknown actor who can carry out solidly when given an excellent script and an excellent route.