Hmmm, my impression of Three Days of Rain is significantly different (and more positive) than most people. Actually, I'm surprised only three people have reviewed this film here on amazon. It seems like the kind of movie that should have become more popular.
I really loved what the writers were going for here- take a variety of storylines involving completely different people living in Cleveland, reveal to us their own personal problems and situations, let the story unravel slowly while allowing the viewers to "expect the unexpected", and don't expect *too* much of a brilliant ending.
I personally didn't mind the ending one bit. Yes, it could have been better, but who knows, maybe that's just my expectations being set too high- maybe all along the writers wanted to deliver something relatively simple and down to earth. After all, the rest of the film was simple and down to earth, why should the ending be any different?
Yes, there was really only one dramatic moment (which another reviewer had to go and spoil, unfortunately) and that was a VERY shocking moment indeed. The pace and relative calmness the entire movie had going up to this point did NOT prepare me for that disturbing moment involving a mother and a baby.
Another storyline, such as a husband and his wife arguing over whether they should have given food to a homeless man, were pretty good moments of storytelling. It really made me question what *I* would have done in that situation for example, and how I would have felt about it had I turned the guy down and just walked away.
The storyline involving a mentally challenged man working for his railroad company was very interesting. I think people are looking into the conclusion of this particular storyline a little deeper than necessary. I'm satisfied with how it was wrapped up.
The other one involving a taxi driver was interesting because there were a couple different ways to interpret his behavior without revealing too much. The storyline involving a man who experiences a leaky roof and has an encounter with his neighbor surprised me in a BIG way by winning me over with its conclusion, making my interest in this segment go up dramatically. I was NOT expecting what happened at the end.
Overall, this is a quality film. I don't get all the hate to be honest.