My wife has been trying to get me to watch Sling Blade for forever. I kept abstaining. It wasn’t for me. I don’t really like Billy Bob. Etc. La-di-dah…
Wrong again Lyle.
Did you know that John Ritter is in this movie? He’s even playing a character you’ve already met previously in his career. Kind of. Ritter and Thornton had been in a TV series together briefly.
It’s got it’s funny moments. It’s got it’s sad moments. It’s got some creepy moments.
Dwight Yoakum is unrecognizable as the worst bad guy ever. He’s a long way from Bakersfield, let me tell you.
The kid does a fine job.
Billy Bob plays the part not too large, I reckon. Hmph.
And Robert Duvall is his dad!
It’s probably the closest anyone will ever get to adapting William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury to film. Not that it’s trying to.
On Netflix, this alternates in availability with Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, which is the “short” version of the film, made to get funding for the longer version I’d guess. It also stars Molly Ringwald!
I really should not have waited so long to see this film. Prejudice holds us back from so much . Can I live in your garage?