Here's a small gem that you might enjoy. Happy, Texas is a relatively - by no means entirely- 'clean' comedy about two very small time cons on the run from a Texas chain gang. No South Park/Farrelly Brothers tastlessness, though, and unlike many contemporary comedies, thoughtfully written, edited and directed. Even the music cues work.
The plot builds slowly out of situations we have seen many times before, going all the way back to thirties screwball farce, but gets those situations ( -mistaken identities, badly matched couples, etc-) just about right for our time and place. ( Maybe the director knows more about film than just 70's B-movies on video? ) Not scathing satire, but with enough memorable moments and sympathetic, sometimes touching performances, to hold up to several viewings.
Steve Zahn plays the talented Wayne Wayne Wayne Jr., and the rest of the cast includes national treasure William H. Macy as Sheriff Chappy Dent, Ron Perlman as Texas Marshal Nalhober, Jeremy Northam in a semi-sleazy change from his usual leading-man roles, and Ally Walker and Ileana Douglas as the young women growing a bit bored by small town life.
Rated TP: May not be suitable for Texans or Pageant contestants.