**½/**** Image C Sound B Extras C
starring Ron Beaco Lee, Bizzy Bone, Alexis Fields, Anna Maria Horsford
written and directed by Timothy Wayne Folsome
by Walter Chaw Courageous and extremely well performed, Timothy Wayne Folsome's zero-budget Jacked Up demonstrates a rare and surprising willingness to explore the moral consequences of a moment's rash misadventure on victim and family alike. It is, in that sense, as unusual and compelling as Roger Michell's brilliant Changing Lanes, even if the route that it takes to get to its revelations are circuitous at best and overly familiar at worst. Jacked Up is a showcase for a young filmmaker's potential (otherwise missing from Folsome's debut of a couple of years ago, An Uninvited Guest), but it also exposes Folsome as a bad visual stylist and a limited scenarist who depends too much upon the path most travelled. Good thing there are lots of flowers of interesting bouquet to sniff along the way.