Three Texas teens hope to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in a cotton-mill town but get sucked into the seedy underbelly of organized crime when one of them steals from the wrong man.
Jeremy Allen White
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
If it was any worse it would become a cult classic but no it's just really really bad.
This is without doubt one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The acting reminds me of a Japanese Noh play- the actors don't seem able to move and speak at the same time. The characterisation is implausible. Special dishonourable mention must go to William Devane's blind judge, who I think is supposed to be Tom Waits. Did I mention he was blind? In fact, every possible stereotype is wheeled out: the facially disfigured girlfriend, the handicapped judge, rampantly homophobic treatment of the gay characters and the women are all scheming bitches who are prepared to use their sexuality to manipulate the hapless men to their bidding. Do not watch this film: if you have a can of paint in the house apply somewhere and watch it dry; it will be a much more fruitful use of your time.
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