|12.23.12||DVR|| Well, it wouldn't be the Christmas season if I wasn't at home watching something completely inappropriate with my parents. I don't know... how we ended up watching this. One moment we were trying to agree on a Christmas movie and I guess all it took was my dad seeing it on the onDemand menu and me saying that I heard McConaughy had a good performance in it and we were off and running... staring at Gina Gershon's bush before my mom could even finish asking if she should bring down a plate of cookies to snack on.|
To call this experience awkward would be an understatement. My dad mostly slept, waking up during the most offensive parts to mumble "He sure picks weird roles" or "this movie is terrible." Afterward he called it the worst movie he'd ever seen and asked me if I liked it like it was a test to see if I was really his son or not.
I liked it a lot, even with my mom sitting on the couch over my shoulder. I couldn't help but laugh at a few parts and had to just smile to myself at others. Mostly I was just amazed that we had chosen THIS to watch. My thoughts are probably severely skewed due to that.
McConaughy certainly delivers one hell of a performance though, as does really everyone. The whole chicken leg scene was a real classic thanks to McConaughy. So terrible. And the ending was just the right level of batshit that it needed to be.
I guess this is Friedkin's career now, right? This and Bug together are very similar. Uncomfortable disturbing plays shot relentlessly. So intense. Great movie. Uh... maybe don't watch it with your parents though.