Above all, it's a relentlessly enjoyable hundred minutes, with Jarmusch merging the comedy and zombie genres in his own way.
We've often heard the adage that "War is Hell," but is it truly this damn...insane?
I hope I never have to find out.
Sometimes, the best way to figure out where you stand is to jump off a ledge.
Even in darkest times, light shines through.
It is brisk and entertaining, with just enough jokes going over the heads of the youngsters for us to catch.
The idea of an adult using a loophole to enter a children's national spelling bee is funny enough, especially when you go into it knowing it has an R rating.
The dialogue is raw and real, the struggles grounded and impactful, and the characters fleshed-out and believable. All around, I had a great time watching this.
This takes the "dumb young people vs hillbillies in the woods" trope and turns it completely on its ear, to wonderful results.
If ever there was a film made just for me to review, I found it today. And yes, full disclosure, it's because I'm one of THOSE people.
Ever see a movie and wonder how it got funded? For me, this is one of those.
At only 85 minutes, it is a total breeze that doesn't outstay its welcome and produces genuine laughter the entire time.
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It's wonderful that, after so long trying to get this film off the ground, it is fully allowed to truly soar.
Julianne Moore deserves a ton of credit and makes the final scene feel epic in its own way after the story that's been told, but she was the diamond in a bit of rough.