South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)

People say that when you die, you’re dead. For Marshall Valentine Casey, death was just the beginning…now he’s lost, South of Heaven, West of Hell…

They really shouldn’t have bothered resurrecting any of the characters in this film. If you liked the English patient you would probably like this film, well that is if you have the patience of a small pebble. Its nice enough with its touching moments and occasional acts of violence punctuated by more touching moments but damn its slow. I cant even do an honest review because I have to admit I switched it off after an hour or so and if I’m really honest with you I wanted to switch it off after less than half that time but felt I should give it a chance. We all make mistakes of course.

The cast is a great lineup with Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda, Vince Vaughn and Billy Bob Thornton to name but a few and they may have delivered some great scenes, its just a shame they were so watered down by the director Dwight Yoakam. It drags on and on and on with very little to link the important moments.

Still, the saving grace is that you can avoid watching it now you know how bad it is… Damn I would have liked to restart this blog with a review of a film worth watching, guess it wasn’t to be.

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