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This film was almost good.
Underrated rated movie. Very funny - Knoxville and Michael Shannon are a great pairing. Highly recommended
I seem to recall enjoying this in an offbeat way, Michael Shannon and Johnny Knoxville are an odd couple, but it works.
Directed by David Caffrey (Divorcing Jack (1998)), this is an unbelievable true story of what happened to musician Gram Parsons after he'd died. It's a story so unbelievable and shocking, you can't believe this really happened, but it did. It caused an outrage with the press and public at the time, but the fact the makers have turned into a black comedy may sound disrespectful, but the fact is this approach actually works. Gram Parsons (Gabriel Macht) dies in a motel room in Joshua Tree, California aged only 26 after overdosing on morphine and alcohol, his manager Phil Kaufman (Johnny Knoxville) is distraught, but Parsons' ex-girlfriend Barbara (Christina Applegate) reveals a paper that contained Parsons' wishes on how he would want to be cremated in the Joshua Tree National Park, the body is in Los Angeles, so Kaufman calls upon the help of hippy Larry Oster-burg (Michael Shannon), to go and steal the body, and take it to where Parsons wished to be cremated. Only thing is, Kaufman hasn't told Oster-burg what they're doing, and the seriousness of this. While some of this does seem a bit too contrived to be true, it's a very enjoyable film, and it turns into a bit of a buddy movie along the way, and the film shares DNA with what was to come in Taking Woodstock (2009), a bit of an underrated gem.
Slow but still pretty good.
A really good quick one
Knoxville is great actually whole cast is great very cool sound track. And for the style of movie it is the length is just right seems like it was a real labor of love for someone
Humorous interpretation of the time after the death of the influential singer-songwriter Gram Parsons. Loved the touch with the soundtrack. Parsons may have been unknown for most people, but he sure did lay the foundations for country-rock, and contributed as a songwriter to bands such as The Eagles, Rolling Stones, The Byrds and many more.
I am also a fan of Gram Parsons, a father of roots rock music. Johnny Knoxville turns in his best role as Parson's road "mangler". Also, Michael Shannon shines in this movie. Also starring the talented and lovely Christina Applegate.
2.5 for the movie + 1 star bonus for anything to do with Gram Parsons!
Most critics couldn't tell a tell a good movie if it came up and bit them on the ass! This is a pretty funny movie!