One of the American Indie films when the director is at the same time a writer and the leading man.
The film tells a story of two brothers who in frosty and snowy Wisconsin take up on a challenge to find their drunkard father.
One of the brothers wears a sailor’s uniform and it is Thanksgiving. The other married the ex-girlfriend of the soldier. They both go awol on the dinner made by her and spend the night walking into all bars and gin-joints in the whole town.
The conversations they lead, the people they meet allow the audience to learn a lot about their background, history, past, a bit about their present. Not much into their future as that remains blurry for both.
Despite all appearances it is a road movie, although walked. Recommend!