Slung Blood

not to give away the endingMy 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. ┬áNot that it’s trying to.

James Hampton, who used to play Dobbs on F Troop, is the warden for the institution of the criminally insane. I love seeing him in anything. Anyone remember Capricorn One?

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?

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