I saw William Friedkin‘s Killer Joe (LD Distribution, 7.27) at last September’s Toronto Film Festival. It struck me as uninvolving and odorous and boderline repellent. I can’t work up much interest in the problems and posturings of stunningly stupid, criminally inclined trailer-trash types, you see. No offense to LD’s David Dinerstein, and hats off to his decision to go with an NC-17 version following an MPAA turndown.
Matthew McConaughey has the drawlin’ title role, and the dumb scurvy trashies are played by Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon and Juno Temple. Life’s hard, but it’s even harder if you’re a moron.