What To Watch Best Picture Nominee: Hell Or High Water
A hell or high water clause is a clause in a contract, usually a lease, which provides that the payments must continue irrespective of any difficulties which the paying party may encounter. The term for the clause comes from a colloquial expression that a task must be accomplished "come hell or high water" that is, regardless of any difficulty.
I live in a part of the country that when the national economy goes down things rebound quickly.
The stock market is here as is an entire financial district. On top of that we have tourism, retail commerce that brings in people from all over the world AND some of the wealthiest people in our country reside and pay taxes here.
So it's difficult for me to imagine what it must be like to survive in a part of our country where people's incomes are based on things that are out of anyone's control like the weather.
Dry weather effects crops so you loose money, then how do you feed the livestock? When your livestock is gone how do you obtain income to pay for mortgage on land that let's be honest should be outright yours from all the hard labor you put into it.
Everyone in Hell Or High Water is in this same boat. The cowboy way of life is gone and it's not coming back. The cowboys kids don't want the struggle and they don't want it for them.
No one is going to hold it against those who will do whatever it takes to keep a roof over their families heads. And if the people working for the banks come asking questions their not saying what they know either.