…some of us just wear them around their waist…
IMDB: “A God-fearing bluesman (Jackson) takes to a wild young woman (Ricci) who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.”
Ok, I just finished watching it and I am torn. It has been out for forever, it has been played all to hell on cable. So, I thought, what the heck.
Finishing the movie entirely was a feat for me. I kept wondering to myself – as many times as that child has been tossed around in the dirt, raped, beat – and her panties are STILL white? How does that happen? She should market that!!
“God put you in my path and I aim to cure you of your wicked ways.”
Samuel L Jackson and Christina Ricci put on a good performance. I felt that they had chemistry. But exactly what kind? He refused to “have” her yet he bathed her while she was naked (which I guess is the only way to bathe, but still). He played the wicked guitar with her on his leg while lightening struck all around. Did I mention that Justin Timberlake played the part of a boy who was afraid of loud sounds yet tried to join the military? To type it out loud just does not do it all justice.
And there has to be a shout out given to Michael Raymond-James watching him I could not help but remember Sookie putting a shovel to the base of his skull (which reminds me that I have to pick up the third Dead Until novel).
Is this blog confusing you? Well, the movie confused me. But I can say this – I LOVED the music. Thinking about ripping the soundtrack. Great Blues, great Blues.
Try it out, let me know what you think.