There is a scene where Connie Nikas tries to explain to Ray why he is different than he is. But no. No he isn't any different. In fact, he's worse because he is clearly smarter and STILL ends up in the same place AND he has dragged his brother down with him. He's just too arrogant to see it. Did that scene exist just to hit us over the head?
This movie was not as "hip and edgy" as it wanted to be.