TATER TOT AND PATTON – Review by Loren King

Grief in all its messiness, especially as experienced by a middle aged man, is the heart of this sparse, moving indie from writer-director Andrew Kightlinger. We see scruffy Erwin in a bleary-eyed morning ritual. He’s a rancher in the middle of nowhere, which is someplace in South Dakota where the film was shot, living with nothing but a dog, a battered truck, canned beans and booze.

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