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Not only Rex, but Chris' mother is shown only once and only when she is dead. We never get to see Rex's face.

Is it intentional, maybe so that the audience focuses on main characters only?

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    It's based on a play by Tracy Letts. The screenwriter and director decided that the cast of the play was enough to make a movie, and so did not change or add characters. – CGCampbell Mar 28 '16 at 20:00
  • I imagine it has to do with the same reason you don't see the monster in some movies. Sometimes the unknown keeps things mysterious and intense. – sanpaco Mar 28 '16 at 21:20

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