Saturday, May 4, 2013


Can't say enough about this flick, which I'd never heard of till the day I saw it. Felt as much as if reading the great American novel from a great Southern writer (alas, at least what I imagine that experience to be) as I did being in a movie theater. Anyway, the acting is superb and the plot, equal parts dreamlike and down home gritty- part of why the movie works so well. Shakespeare and Southern folklore, white trash vs. mythology; Juliet is toxic and Romeo can't fix either of  'em- let alone save himself.

All that and more as a current day Huck Finn greets in the 21st century...

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