One of the best things I can write about 7 MINUTES is that it only robs you of 85 minutes of your time. Jason Ritter stars as one of three criminals. They were small town high school buddies. They didn't amount to much after graduation. One says, "The American dream? That ship has sailed."
The three young robbers and the waitress girlfriend are four very attractive young adults. And the four actors have an intelligence that breaks through their low-income characters. They seem like people who could've gone on to college, perhaps even with some financial aid. Couple that with the fact that they're all very attractive and that makes for a story that doesn't jell. With their looks alone, those four young characters could've been doing local TV commercials and print ads in Seattle. They could've had jobs in a top Seattle hotel.
These three bank robbers must not have had any ambition whatsoever after high school graduation. You really can't have any sympathy for them. And she seemed too smart to be just a diner waitress. She could've been pregnant and working at a nice upscale office job. Leven Rambin, a good actress, played the waitress.
As for the story with the high school jock living with the pretty cheerleader and then being broke with a baby on the way -- it's like a John Mellencamp music video I would've presented during my VH1 days in the late 1980s. The director of this film, by the way, used to direct music videos.
7 Minutes opens June 26th and will be available on VOD. This tale of three golden boys gone bad is just average. There's a major shoot out with fatalities first thing in the morning at a local small town bank. And not one single TV news crew shows up to cover it. And no pedestrian tries to get a photo with a cellphone. For a better bank robber story, try one of the three older films I mention at the top of this review.