Dano has produced something similar to many of his roles with this quiet powerhouse, always seemingly threatening to turn its quiet menace into explosive rage.
The title is no accident. Hank is looking for a tool to help him survive. He needs a lot of things: a friend, a vehicle, a resource, a power tool, a rifle...he finds all of this and more in a (talking) corpse he has named Manny.
Yep. It's Cast Away meets Weekend at Bernie's.