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(My Synopsis) Randy Pearson (Ray McKinnon) is a wheeler-dealer good ole Southern boy running several businesses at the same time in a small Georgia town. Times are hard and Randy must turn to a loan shark to keep his businesses from going under. Unfortunately for Randy, all his businesses are still making very little money. Franco (Paul Ben-Victor), a loan shark for the mob, wants to collect the mob's money, but Randy can't deliver, and Randy is now in deep trouble. However, the mob has a plan to use Randy's business to move some of their goods. Franco sends the mob enforcer, Tino (Walton Goggins), to run the operations. Tino begins to make all the businesses very profitable. There is only one problem; Franco must drive down to the small Georgia town to collect the mob's money.
(My Comment) This is a limited release movie and for that reason, it will have a small viewing. However, if you are one of the lucky ones to see it, be sure to tell your friends. It is uniquely Southern. It looked like all the actors had a good ole time making the movie! Randy's wife (Lisa Blount) was a hoot with her being depressed and having carpal tunnel from teaching baton twirling. The part I liked best was that of Tino. Tino was a real odd ball who could cook an excellent Italian meal without ever cooking it before. He learned all the recipes in prison and put them to memory. Tino also shows off his expert clogging skills, and masterful sayings about his philosophy of life. Ray McKinnon also plays his identical twin gay brother with some amusing scenes. This was a low budget movie that only cost $2 million, but they got their money's worth, so take a chance and check it out. (Capricorn Pictures, Run time 1:39, Rated PG)(7/10)
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