In between scenes of sleazy bumping and grinding, racist Southern locals heap indignities on Oyelowo’s angry journalist and our narrator, a downtrodden maid (Macy Gray, somehow keeping her head above the rising tide of piss, sweat and other bodily fluids). Here and there, the movie resembles a Rob Zombie remake of In the Heat of the Night – all zooms, split screens and faint social outrage. Mostly, however, Daniels leaves his pretensions of seriousness at the door. There’s something almost satisfying about seeing this leering exploitation artist drop the illusion of nobility and get down and dirty.
|Release date:||Thursday February 28 2013|
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