On the list of directors I want to tackle race relations De Palma would surely be somewhere near the bottom. An entirely tone-deaf "comedy" in which race is reduced to a political strategy by all parties (including the money grubbing families of the victimised), which is not to say there aren't similarities between this and 'Made in America'. To paraphrase Thomson, Griffiths is a loving gift to misogyny.
The film may have been awful, but the book about the making of the film - 'The Devil's Candy' by Julie Salamon is one of the best film reads ever. I wonder how many people read this book before seeing the film and then rushed out and rented it to see that Concord shot - I did!