When a farmer's dog digs up two dead bodies in small-town Missouri, all hell breaks loose in the noir thriller “The Weight.” Julie (M.J. Brackin), who’s recently divorced, searches for traction in her life after marriage. Julie’s distress is amplified when ex-husband Thad (Clayne Crawford of “Rectify”) is implicated by the sheriff in the murder investigation. But Thad is just a fall guy who's in the way of weight-loss guru Gayle Benson (Heather Roop) and her plan to run the illegal drug trade through her diet-pill enterprise. When Thad disappears, Sheriff Crane (Robert Leeshock) — who is in love with Julie — refuses to search for him and secretly blocks the investigation. Taking matters into her own hands, Julie hires a private investigator (Ken Hudson Campbell) to find Thad and regain his love. “The Weight” was shot in Southwest Missouri.