Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Night Netflix: "Sling Blade"

The first words of Sling Blade are spoken by the late, great J.T. Walsh, after he drags a chair, loudly and mercilessly across a linoleum floor to plop down next to Karl Childers (Billy Bob Thornton), the film’s protagonist. “A Mercury is a real good car,” he announces. “That was the car I was driving that day.” And he proceeds to tell a series of horrifying stories; Karl sits, and listens, and grunts; he may not be happy about leaving what he calls “the nervous hospital,” but getting away from this guy would seem to be one immediate benefit.