A film by William Friedkin.
cast: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple.
Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father who is not too bright, the ex-husband of Chris’ mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper a contract killer, who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris’ sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. OH! Yeah there is a few surprises along the way. This movie is flawlessly cast and written with merciless black humor by Tracy Letts. on the top of that is directed as a genius would. Matthew McConaughey give his best performance in this film. His reptilian charm and his snaky, hunky, me-first aura. This is one of his best performances Like I said.Sharla (Gina Gershon) Plays Ansel’s wife and Chris and Dottie’s stepmother, also superb and gives a great performance in this one. dottie plays so good in her role that she could been a poster child of an abused kid. The director wanted a star in this picture to play Sharla every well known actress said how you are going to handle the nudity? He was surprise by the question. he said what do you mean how am I going to handle it like it says in the script Duh! But Gina Gershon said ok as long as we do it in one take which he replied yes it will be done in one take, and it was. Smart woman and a very courageous actress. In an interview Gina Gershon revealed that she wore a merkin. After ordering a wide variety, she settled on one she named Bertha. The film was released theatrically with an NC-17 rating by the MPAA for “graphic aberrant content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality” but was edited down to an R rating for the home video release so that the DVD and Blu-ray could be sold in certain stores. The reason for the R rating given by the MPAA was for “strong and disturbing violence, sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language”. Great film.


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