A low-level criminal is assigned to watch over a crime lord's goddaughter, but instead gets caught up in a web of deceit and revenge.
“Fool’s Errand” is a crime drama set in New York City, in which a low-level criminal is assigned to watch over a crime lord's goddaughter, but gets caught up in a web of deceit and revenge.
In “Fool’s Errand,” Hector works as a low-level drug runner for a local drug dealer in New York City. Hector, while generally one to keep his head down and do what he’s told, he’s hired to be driver and bodyguard to Andrea, the adopted daughter of a drug kingpin. Despite what seems to be a budding friendship and a simple promotion, the young woman isn't what she seems. Hector eventually discovers her plans for vengeance against her adopted father, and as Andrea’s demands of Hector grow more difficult Hector to carry out, Hector sees that her mental state is beginning to deteriorate, along with his own. Hector is then forced to reevaluate what he is willing to do to earn the respect of others, all while struggling to communicate with an estranged foster family that longs to connect with him.
“Fool’s Errand” is a smaller take on depictions of organized crime. Rather than focus on mob bosses and high rollers, “Fool's Errand” focuses on those struggling to make it at the bottom of a crime organization, as well as the family members of high-level members of criminal organizations who are caught in the crossfire of violence. In focusing on the lowest rungs on the ladder, we see the way violence and manipulation borne of desperation and naïveté can affect the lives of young people caught in a ruthless, adult world. Hector and Andrea both struggle to deal with loss, family, morality, and what it means to grow up around crime and violence.