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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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Funny, Sad, and Educational
30 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

1. I really enjoyed this movie! I get a kick out of all the White's wild behavior just as much as the next guy. However, sometimes things go a little too far and it is hard to watch. For example, in the scene taking place during Mattie's birthday things get ugly fast. The poor old woman cannot even exist peacefully in her own home without all of her degenerate children traumatizing her. Later in the movie we are shown the after effects of the years of drug abuse. When Kirk's baby is taken from her, when she has to leave her older son, and overall just the negative effects the drugs have had on these people over the years. I think that showing this movie to youth drug recovery groups would be useful as well. This movie doesn't glamorize this lifestyle at all. It shows it for what it is. I highly recommend.


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