A truck driver, Jude, rescues the exhausted man, who has only a bible for comfort.
How that scene is crafted really lends itself to project a creepy feeling to the viewer.
That's only one example of the uniqueness of the film making. He is quite possibly the most talented actor in "young" Hollywood.
Would Darkly developed into a "normal" person, acquiring his desire's love?
Darkly is important to Callie until Clay returns, then he is put aside, although not in an obvious way.
It's the development of Darkly that makes the story.
It's not about Callie or Clay or anyone else who happens along.It's about Darkly, how he responds to people, how people respond to him, and how he effects other people.He is searching for something he can understand, something that is normal to him...hence his friendship with Roxy.Still, there is a part of him that knows differently, but he so desperately wants to be loved, by his dead parents, by God, by SOMETHING, that he allows himself to be manipulated. It's not a living person who uses him..is his past, his upbringing, his learned beliefs and his vision of his parents that manipulates him into wanting to be "right" with God again and cleansing himself and the place he has been.And he allows himself to be manipulated because he knows that he will finally be loved, not by Callie, but by God, by something.Like his self-inflicted wounds, Darkly, himself, became infected and turned to poison (just as Callie said) because he wasn't tended to the way he needed to be.