I gaveWhy it an extra star because the actor who plays S'id (which spelling drives me nuts, what with all the weird names with apostrophes for no reason lately) is star quality in something much better than this. I stuck with it, hoping that some clearer resolution would come, and I'm still scratching my head. I have so many questions: Who was really guilty of what looked like S'id's crimes? What was the ending really telling us? Why was the rest of the actors so awful, with their overplayed parts?
S'id is a kid with bad scars on his face, which are never explained, and some homeless people cut out his mother's tongue a year ago, and his father seems to be a low-grade bully. S'id is bullied at school and is odd, not just because of the daily trauma of a bully, but by being blamed for being bullied, by his teacher, who wants to suspend him. The teacher is obnoxious, that much is true, and overly so. S'id sees things weirdly, through some kind of purple haze-type vision and flying electric bolts, and he lives by the tenet that nothing is as it seems or doesn't seem. He falls asleep often and wakes up either with something awful having happened, or an alter-ego which gives him an unscarred face, and a lot more confidence. If this gives you an idea of what you're in for, then good. Choose wisely whether to go forth.