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Sling Blade, starring Billy Bob Thornton, is a slow and steady build type of movie, about a mentally challenged man that is released from prison.

MY GRANDPARENTS SAY “HANKERING

I recently watched Peacock, which for some reason really reminded me of Sling Blade.  So, I had the hankering to watch it again.  (And how convenient, it’s on Netflix Instant Streaming!)  I first saw Sling Blade about 4 years ago after my brother recommended it to me.  And I’ll say now what I said then.

“One of the bes’ movies I see’d in a long time, I reckon, uh hum.”

MOVIE INFO

  • Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, John Ritter
  • Rated: Rated R for language, including graphic descriptions.
  • Released: 1996
  • Genre: Drama
  • My Opinion: “I reckon I like ‘dis un ever time I watch it.  Uh hum.”

 

NON SPOILER SUMMARY

After serving 20 years in a mental hospital for killing his mother and her lover, a man returns to the town of his childhood. Being mentally challenged, it is difficult for him to make it on his own. He befriends a young boy, and basically the movie is about the friendship they develop. Not much really happens during the film. It silently builds to a climax that is very predictable, but that is not a drawback. Rather, it makes the movie what it is: the winner of an Oscar.

CIN’S REVIEW

I’m not a big fan of Billy Bob Thornton, however, he did an amazing job in the lead role. The first time I saw this movie, it took me a while to even realize that was him on screen.  There were many thought-provoking pieces to Sling Blade.  I highly recommend it, and would love to hear from those of you that have seen it.  An I reckon you be talkin like ‘dis for days, uh hum. (Nope, still not old.)

WHERE TO FIND SLING BLADE

  • Sling Blade is currently available on Netflix Instant Streaming.
  • You can rent Sling Blade movie at any movie store or Netflix.
  • You can purchase Sling Blade at Amazon.com or eBay.

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The Astronaut Farmer, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Virginia Madsen, about a former astronaut that builds his own rocket.