As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.
Fascinating in its genre-bending approach, The Accountant pitches itself as an intersection between A Beautiful Mind or Good Will Hunting, and a high octane political action thriller. The protagonist of this piece, competently depicted by Ben Affleck, is an obsessive figure who struggles to come to grips with emotional interactions. Depicted as being on the ASD spectrum and focused on both routine and overcoming injustice, the stage is set for the character to move beyond a career of basic forensic accounting, to something much more hands-on.
Upon his return from serving a eight-year sentence in prison, reformed gang leader, S. Lance Ingram, struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Unable to use the technological skills he acquired in jail, Lance is forced to accept a position delivering meals for a local food bank. It is here that he befriends Ms. Maddy, 75, a past beauty with a irreverent and hardened shell to whom he delivers dinners. Through her, Lance finds hope, relearning the joys of life and living despite the outwardly bedeviled society in which they find themselves.