Pour yourself a mint julep, flick open a fan to bat away the stifling heat and prepare to enjoy a raunchy thriller that is the very essence of guilty pleasure. Lee Daniels’ first film since Precious is a wonderfully lurid gothic thriller set in the sun-drenched swamps of the deep south in 1969. Bloated sleazebag John Cusack is on death row, convicted of killing a notoriously racist sheriff. Miami Times reporter Matthew McConaughey is determined to get at the truth of the matter with a little help from his hunky younger brother Zac Efron and Southern sex-pot Nicole Kidman.
- Lee Daniels
- Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo, Scott Glenn, Ned Bellamy, Nealla Gordon, Macy Gray, Edrick Browne, Kevin Waterman, Danny Hanemann, Peter Murnik, John P. Fertitta, Jay Oliver
- 107 min