I have to confess my bias upfront: I watched "The Unsaid" because I'm a Linda Cardellini fan (mainly thanks to "Freaks and Geeks") and because I saw a romantic video based on the movie on YouTube. I thought it was well-acted, and I loved Cardellini's star turn in the high-school musical, though the intercut scenes of her brother's suicide detracted greatly, as they were intended to. My big problem with the movie was that, whatever the psychological roots of his problems, Tommy was a psychotic killer, and thus, essentially impossible to sympathize with. I could have cared about him if he had stopped short of serious violence and suffered loss of his freedom to an overcautious nanny-state -- or if he had been the victim of some sort of tragic mistake. But I couldn't get past the fact that someone who commits the kind of violence he committed belongs in custody, no matter how hard it may be on him. I could respect the fact that Dr. Hunter still cared about him. No matter how many times Tommy said, "I'm not your son," Dr. Hunter had transferred his unconditional caring for his lost son to Tommy.