The director focuses on the contrast between completely different brothers: Joe asks rhetorically: how come they have been born in the same family? After all, he is a criminal, a playboy and a weak-willed person who said that he is not going to get high and drunk on his first day of release, but five minutes later he is already smoking weed.And Dave is the most honest police officer who does not take bribes and saves people, even when, technically, he can not do it with a clear conscience. However, he is weighed down by the ghost of his father.He was a flawless cop and died on duty when Dave was just 13 years old. The father becomes his role model and an icon,who Dave aspires to be. However, the unexpected truth about the parent breaks the patterns of Dave's behaviour, as the ending emphasizes.
Speaking of the ending. The film pleases with its plot twists and how a set of circumstances provide screenplay, but the ending is predictable and – therefore, disappointing. The tragedy is expected because the whole story and Dave's gradual descent into the breaking of the law lead to it. The happy ending elicits frustration. It'd be better if the good guy died fighting disgusting pricks.