This is a unique and bizarre film. If you do not feel dizzy and pretty disturbed at some point during this film then you are seriously disturbed. I always thought the rumours of 'hillbillies' lifestyle was far fetched but after seeing this I can safely say I do not want to go to the Appalachian Mountains!!
God damn bubba,that sure 'nuff is some dysfunktional gene pool they're a drinkin' from!!This is not a quote from the film, and yet I feel it SHOULD be!!
That this is a factual portrayal of some ones life is actually seriously frightening. The film does appear to get to the bones, in more ways than a few, of the culture, if it can be called that, of what some would call U.S. 'white trash'.
I've been around the world myself a few times and experienced poverty but have never known it do what it does to these people.
It's the sense of despair and desperation that comes across and the way life seems to have little or no meaning in this world of alcoholism,random violence,copious drug taking and wife beating, not to mention the odd arbitrary murder!
I applaude the makers of this film, the acting incidently is superb, for the realism that flows through it. The music throughout the film is in itself quietly disturbing yet some how enhances each nightmarish scene.
It feels like a cross between Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deliverance and even includes some banjo picking.
On writing this I have not read any of the other reviews so this is my very raw take on a very raw, affecting and effective movie.