Poet and the Con: Romantics at Heart of Stirring Documentary

You find yourself agreeing with Trules' father that his son is baiting them, but in doing so Trules creates a point of departure for considering Rosenberg's life and his own coming to terms with it. While uncle and nephew are clearly both men of drive and imagination, Trules moves away from genes and the fine line between what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable behavior and works toward the more mature view of taking responsibility for the choices you make with your life. Rosenberg, in his vigorous early 60s, talks of the combination of poverty and materialistic family values and expectations that led him to be tempted into a life of crime; both men talk about the need of avoiding romanticizing each other.