Killer Joe 2011  

Thrown (Ţâpat) in

This is one of the best movies I’ve seen this year and, as the poster suggests, it is quite “pulpy”.


I won’t tell you why you should see it. I’ll let the censors speak:

In the United States, the film received an NC-17 rating from the MPAA for "graphic disturbing content involving violence and sexuality, and a scene of brutality." After an unsuccessful appeal, LD Entertainment announced plans to release the film uncut with the NC-17 on July 27, 2012.

In the United Kingdom, the film received an 18 certificate from the BBFC, for its "strong bloody and sadistic violence and sexual threat".

From the very start, I had a feeling that this movie was going to be great. As it went on, the feeling of awesomeness blossomed into permanence. I’ve heard it’s a good movie and was surprised to see it got more than 7 stars on IMDB – this rarely happens with romantic comedies, the kind of crap Matthew McConaughey seemed to be made for. Furthermore, like Holograf, he’s the kind of entertainer that pisses men off, so I did not read any review prior to watching it, I really wanted to be surprised.  Perhaps this movie is one of the reasons why this year he seems to have discovered Southern Gothic, with Paperboy (with Nicole Kidman) and equally strong Mud (with Reese Witherspoon). The others might be his accent and the fact that he has returned to his roots, living with his family in Texas.

Oh, he’s good.

The feeling of awesome comes from its theater roots, which means opportunity for great acting, static sets and minimal artifices.

Now let’s talk symbols (after hearing the director William Friedkin, Gina Gershon, Matthew Turned On, and Quincy Jones); and don’t forget: a father’s perceived inability to control his wife is what’s tearing boys apart in dysfams (“gormless” as Telegraph calls it) at least since Rebel Without A Cause - 1955. We even have a Canadian version.

If you like Breaking Bad, you might not realize it, but you like it precisely because it twists and perverts the cardinal points of morality and ethics. Killer Joe does the same thing, but does so better, faster, more compressed and with more eye candy.

LE: Safety Not Guaranteed is, in a way, Killer Joe's polar opposite. It's dreamy and maladjusted, much like its hero, a one-ear man ("om intr-o ureche"). But though completely different, it's also a great movie. You're only once 21. Or 12, for that matter.

Sources / More info: imdb-kj, wiki, Tlg

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