Sling Blade review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/21/13
"We don't need to think bad thoughts." Karl (Billy Bob Thornton) meets a little boy named Frank after his release. Francis's mother, Linda, has a crude racist boyfriend named Doyle (Dwight Yoakam). Doyle swears and becomes violent when drinking to the extent of hurting even a cripple and hitting a female. One of the most realistic drama's coupled with an astoundingly impressive portrayal from the writer/director/actor. The screenplay was very provocative with quotable lines form: "Everybody has something in their past." - Vaughan. "You'll have to learn. It's going to take some time." - Jerry and "Your still a young boy. You have to think about good thoughts." Performances were all sincere and the only slight knack would be a few fillers and pace of the film. Sling Blade is a great movie which touches on many sensitive subjects such as rumors, fatherhood, respecting people regardless of gender/age/stature, learning and positivity.