‘Back Roads’ Review: Nuanced Storytelling Propel Alex Pettyfer’s Directing Debut

The element of surprise, especially if it’s a great one, is something that should always be welcome in cinema. Case in point is Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four, Magic Mike) an actor who had a straight shot to the Hollywood A-list before taking a several year detour. That change of direction lead him to Back Roads and, if anything, we’re the beneficiaries of an inspired and immersive narrative.

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