A Bag of Hammers
2011

A Bag of Hammers revolves around the friendship of two charming grifters, Ben and Alan, played by Jason Ritter and Jake Sandvig. Ben and Alan have built a successful though Iarcenous business, posing as car valets, only to steal the vehicles instead of parking them. Because of their less-than-ideal childhoods and a "job" that allows them to remain likeable boyish rogues well into their 20s, their penchant for crime is almost forgivable.

 

However, everything changes when they meet a twelve year old boy named Kelsey. Neglected by his mother, Kelsey is drawn to Ben and Alan and they to him. Eventually, Kelsey becomes part mascot, part protégé. His presence ultimately forces Alan and Ben to choose between a life of crime and fun (an extended childhood) and the opportunity to grow up and deal with the emotional consequences that come with it.

Premiered 2011 South By Southwest Film Festival. Opened Spring 2012. Currently available on Netflix