MURDER NEVER TASTED SO GOOD.
22-year-old drug dealer Chris Smith (Emile Hirsch) desperately needs money and talks his dad (Thomas Haden Church) into killing his mother for the insurance money, but the man (Matthew McConaughey) they hire to do the job needs a “retainer”… William Friedkin reunited with playwright Tracy Letts after Bug (2007) for this bloody black comedy about a trashy Southern family; there are no heroes here, but it’s fun to follow this dark game. Well directed and it’s hard to take your eyes off the freak show. McConaughey and Juno Temple are amusing as the outrageous, kinky murderer, and the childlike Smith daughter who is seduced by him.
2012-U.S. 102 min. Color. Directed by William Friedkin. Screenplay, Play: Tracy Letts. Cast: Matthew McConaughey (Joe Cooper), Emile Hirsch (Chris Smith), Juno Temple (Dottie Smith), Thomas Haden Church (Ansel Smith), Gina Gershon.