Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Netflix sez.... 2009 NR 86 minutes
Hailing from Boone County, W. Va., mountain dancer Jesco White may be the most famous member of the White clan -- thanks to the 1991 documentary The Dancing Outlaw -- but he's hardly the most colorful. This film focuses on the rest of the brood. Director Julien Nitzberg spent a year with five generations of the West Virginia family -- and spoke to various members of their community (including the sheriff) -- to provide this colorful portrait.

The 73rd Virgin sez...
They're here - they're monsters - get used to it. Johnny Knoxville's presence as an executive producer should give you a feel for the nature of this gleeful celebration of the whitest, trashiest, most manipulative, deluded freaks you will ever meet in movies. This is a towering monument to the entitlement culture. "Idiocracy" is made manifest in the kid who rattles the Xanax bottle and yowls "Boone County mating call!" If a landslide takes out the whole family, the world will be a better, but duller place. 4 stars out of 5.

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