The great intrigue of 13 Sins (2014) begins when Elliot (Mark Webber), a recently fired salesman, receives an odd phone call from a stranger who then invites Elliot to compete in a reality game show and win a great deal of prize money, which Elliot could really use. Elliot has a lot of debt. He’s getting married. His fiance is pregnant. He cares for his disabled young brother. And his aging father is moving in with them.
Once Elliot agrees to play the game, 13 Sins quickly becomes a tale of social Darwinism, about how far one person will go to provide for their family (and then some). In doing so, the film is also an observation about how a very small percentage of the world puppeteers the rest.