Pretty nice snack. If I rewatch, it'll be mostly for Channing Tatum and Riley Keough.
Rewatch w/ my 10 year old. (Both of my sons love this film.) I think Taylor Sheridan's script for this is one of my two favorites of the last decade or two (along w/ SOCIAL NETWORK). Soulfulness, not cleverness. Elemental yet subtle. Serious fun.
There's so much to admire here. The characterization & dialogue feel lived in,& natural, & authentic, but never falls into mere indulgence. Just when it's on the verge of being too slow, it's punctuated by a great scene…
In my mid-20s in Fayetteville, Arkansas, I was reeling from the end of a long term relationship, working on an MFA in poetry, playing in bands, drinking way too much, painting all day and falling asleep on my couch each night to this movie.
By 2003, I started dating my wife, got my shit (mostly) together, and turned a page. Cut out the (purposeful) self-destruction, cut out the (shitty, faux-Rauschenberg) painting, and stopped watching the movie for 17 years. Until…