|Title:||The Death of Dick Long|
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|09.20.19||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2019|
Spoiler alert on this one. Fair warning.
This is ostensibly a dumb-people-trying-to-get-away-with-a-crime movie with the added layer of a mystery about what crime they did unfolding as the movie progresses. The dumb-people part is pretty funny in an Alabama version of Fargo sort of way but then about halfway through the movie you learn how Dick Long died. From having a horse fuck him.
So... my immediate thought was that they probably thought this was the right audience for this film. That doc Zoo screened at SXSW a dozen years ago about a real guy who really died by having a horse fuck him. But I kind of feel like it played the opposite... almost exploitative of that real guy by making a dumb comedy about it. Plus the reveal makes the title into a terrible pun.
So the reveal kind of deflated the movie for me. Not that I was offended by the horse fucking or anything, but I guess more that the movie had to go to such an outlandish place in order to justify itself. I guess you could say it left a bad taste in my ass. i mean mouth. I mean