Originally Posted by dledmo
That's "Killer Joe". I never look at fried chicken the same since.
Indeed it is.
I was intrigued by the comments in the Killer Joe
thread and put the movie into my Netflix queue and let it simmer. Finally got around to watching it a few nights ago and William Friedkin continues his penchant for off-kilter film projects. Who can forget his last film Bug
(2007). Does this make KJ a bad movie? No - just different. From the opening (beaver shot) scene to the closing scene (shown in the screenshot) this film takes you down a path not often traveled. The movie has been described as a black comedy and in a twisted way I guess it is.
The cast is strong and Friedkin gets excellent performances out of all of the actors. Matthew McConaughey is noteworthy as KJ and produces one of his best (if not the best) performances - a totally unlikeable but fascinating to watch character. English actress Juno Temple is appealing as the object of a love triangle and will soon be seen in the upcoming Lovelace
movie. The rest of the cast includes Emile Hirsch, Gina Gershon and Thomas Haden Church.
Without delving into the plot I will say that the movie poster (above) does a good job of summarizing the story. Rated NC-17 for nudity and violence.