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The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)

 -  Documentary  -  5 May 2010 (USA)
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary.

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Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing , drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing - what do these all have in common? These are just a few of the parts of being a member of the Wild and Wonderful White Family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary "Dancing Outlaw." Exploring both the comic and tragic sides of life on the other side of the law, this stylish, fast-paced family portrait exposes the powerful forces of corruption, poverty, and West Virginia's environmentally and culturally devastating coal mining culture that helped shape the White family, a dying breed of outlaws preserving a dying form of dance. Written by Anonymous

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OK film about not so OK family
17 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this film and didn't really care what happened to anyone. They are all selfish, self-centered, dangerous, manipulative people. There's a reason why they keep reminding you who the people are because you really don't care. The only one I really cared about was the newborn baby.

This movie can't compete with American Hollow for character development. This movie even copied the idea of showing what happens when you get out of the county.

I'm not sure what the goal of the filmmaker was. At the end of the movie, I just felt like it re-enforced my view of hicks in West Virginia. I know they are the minority and there are good people there that should have been shown somewhere in the film besides the officials pointing out the problems with the Whites.

4/10 for making me constantly shake my head...I must be dizzy for giving it that high of a score.


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