They Should Have Stuck With Just The Comedy
If the writers had just stuck with the comedy instead of -- once again
- laying down their heavy-handed Leftist cultural agenda - this would
have been a very entertaining and fun film.
Certainly the "voice" of the head in the basket (you have to see this
to know what I mean) was funny. With surround sound, it was
particularly effective. All of sudden, you hear a voice come out of one
of your rear speakers and it's this head coming from inside a box! It's
funny, believe me.
So were other parts but then the film turns into another typical
preaching about racism in the South and then gives - courtesy of Fannie
Flagg playing a waitress - an anti-religious cheap shot or two.
"Religious" people are usually referred to in film as "fanatics," as
Flagg says here. People who espouse Left Wing causes, from the
environment to abortion to PETA, are never called fanatics. I wonder
why that is? Too bad the bias had to enter because it was a fun film to
that point with Melanie Griffith, Lucas Black and David Morse all doing
a fine job..
Banderas has a future, as a director
A bittersweet, clever, politically-correct, courageous
black comedy. An european taste in US locations.
Interesting director, Banderas; wonderful roles
for Griffith, Meatloaf, Steiger.
US rated PG-13, but recommendable also for (smart and strong)