Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Accountant (2001)

Director: Ray McKinnon

Writer: Ray McKinnon

Composer: Rusty Andrews

Starring: Ray McKinnon, Walton Goggins, Eddie King, Gary Richardson, Nick Sakai

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Can one man, one hard drinking, chain smoking, backwoods accountant, stop a national conspiracy, change the course of history, and save a way of life? It's do-able... but it ain't gonna be purdy.

Plot: The O'Dell brothers are desperate. The Accountant is here to help. Not just to save the family farm, but to stop a national conspiracy, and prove that Billy Bob Thornton ain't a real person. How far will these boys go to save a way of life? Fires, amputations... cold-blooded murder?

My rating: 9/10

Will I watch it again? YES!!!

UPDATE 6/13/14: I finally have the DVD and it's devoid of any extras.  All you get is the film with chapter stops.  It's disappointing, sure, but it's still worth picking up for under ten bucks.

This.  Is.  Amazing.  It's laugh out loud funny.  Writer, director, star McKinnon is fantastic. Goggins and King are fantastic.  It's quirky as hell and McKinnon's performance as The Accountant is one you'll not forget.  Take 38 minutes out of your life and watch this.  The DVD is just under ten bucks on Amazon making this a no-brainer blind buy for anyone who is a big fan of McKinnon or Goggins.  And the dialogue!  Hilarious!!!

 "Does your wife got a beauty mark on her left titty 'looks like a second nipple?"

"I mean, in the dim light?"

The music is great.  The songs that bookend the film (Jimmie Dale Gilmore with "Mack the Knife" at the beginning and Michael Hurley's "I Paint a Design" at the end) are perfect.  What's even wilder than the everything else is the film has a message and it's beautifully delivered.  I'm thoroughly impressed.  I'm not surprised now to discover it won an Academy Award for best live action short film.  Well, maybe I am because The Academy is known for having their head so far up their asses that they fail to recognize truly great films.  This time they got it right.

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