"you seem like a thinker, you seem to always be deep in thought, what are you thinking now?" "i was thinking i was going to take some of those potatoes home with me" "i reckon", "all right then", "i reckon", "all right then", "i reckon", "all right then", "i ain't listening to you no more"
It starts strong and it feels like it could take any direction - it stays that way for a large portion with not much going on, but still masterfully keeping the viewer invested. Then it starts to drag a little bit while foreshadowing how it's gonna end and it stays like that the rest of the way through. Warm story and clever approach but without groundbreaking achievement other than unrecognizable Billy Bob Thornton.
There is a strange heart and awkward love in this film that i absolutely adore. Karl has done a horrible thing in his past, everyone is weary of him, yet you identify with the man, and almost find yourself agreeing with his actions. It also brings up interesting moral quandaries, would the world be better off without some people? Yes, but who are we to decide who dies and why? Every character is great and feels real.
I learned to read some. I read the Bible quite a bit. I can't understand all of it, but I reckon I understand a good deal of it. Them stories you and momma told me, they ain't in there. You ought not done that to your boy.
The strong start promises a depth that it's never truly reached since the story starts to stabilize throughout - it's not fully a bad thing because, by becoming softer, the ending and the circle it represents have more impact. Yet I reckon this deserved another path.