Western that wobbles
in tone between very serious and knockabout silliness. Also some ghost thing or
something going on. Feels longer than it is by then end and mostly forgettable.
However it does have the line "I ain't ever pickled a girl before".
This film opens with
Ed Harris beating a child abuser to death. Sadly that's where the fun ends.
twenty years later, his son gets out of jail and tries to go straight, making
semi-legit money by fighting people and getting to know the kid he didn't know
his ex was expecting.
Meanwhile Ed Harris
is still in jail himself for the paedo-slapping and, for some reason, has
become the top dog in the ariyan gang in his prison.
Is there a difference
between prison and jail? Always seems to be in Yank films. dunno, I always
assumed, over here at least, that it was just a name for a place, like Banana
Street Vs Banana Avenue or whatnot.
Anyway, Harris is the
stand out in this, very compelling presence, the rest of it is a bit beige and
A low budget
Brit-spooker essentially about a ghost calling a radio station phone-in. A bit
like LBC but with less cab drivers and right-wing cunts.
There's a secondary plot involving some fella and his misses who are trying to rob a farmer or
something. Dunno, that part was messily done and some of the acting was
would've looked poor in a primary school nativity.
The stuff in the
radio studio was done much better, and if it was the sole occupant of the
running time, could've made for a cracking little film. Pontypool (the Canadian
film, not the Welsh town) done something similar and done it very well. Prob
best to watch that instead.