I don't quite understand the panning of this film. Sure, it's slow and a little oddball but it's an indie film - isn't that par for the course? The cast is excellent (Buscemi! Silverman! pre-Tyrion Dinklage! Malco! Trejo! An unsettlingly nude Tim Blake Nelson!) and the settings are interesting. An overall good flick and a strong start for a new director.