[Fantastic Fest review] ‘THE DEATH OF DICK LONG’ an unforgettable​ ‘Southern Fried’ experience

[Fantastic Fest review] ‘THE DEATH OF DICK LONG’ an unforgettable​ ‘Southern Fried’ experience

There’s a point in Daniel Scheinert’s (SWISS ARMY MAN) new film THE DEATH OF DICK LONG, where the inherently disgusting mystery of the titular incident is uncovered that’s either going to shock and delight audiences. It’s hard to believe that this Southern Fried cover up handles it’s the ludicrous premise with sincerity as two Alabama yokels (Michael Abbot Jr. and Andre Hyland) are caught hilariously making one ill-advised decision after another. In the fog of bad decisions, and dubious behavior there’s a sincerity that runs deep in the fabric of this comedy that’s about the consequences of letting skeletons in your closet. With humor and an understanding of flawed human beings, Scheinert’s film rises far above its’ premise into becoming a daring and unforgettable experience.

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