David Gordon Green
Iím sure there are people out there who find this movie phenomenal, and while I may not be one of them, I can understand why people would think that about it. The acting is outstanding, especially concerning Josh Lucas who certainly succeeded in being about as creepy as the idea of Rosie OíDonnell nude (ba-zing!). Also terrific were the two brothers; Jamie Bell was very believable and standout in his role, and Devon Alan was hilariously weird (ďIím organizing my books by the way they smellĒ). Another interesting aspect of the movie was itís dark and gloomy atmosphere, which the movie relies heavily on, plus felt different since it was mostly set during bright daytime. Enhancing the mood was the music, which sounded similar to that of SIGNS, and also gave the impression that many parts of the film were more exciting than actuality. There are times though when the movie can actually keep up with music, most of which are wince-inducing scenes (including one with a nail going through a foot Ė sounds fun, eh?). With all of the many great filmmaking ideas combined, we get the impression that brilliance is afoot, when really all thatís delivered is a fairly decent flick with some standout acting and cool style.
Audio Commentary (with director David Green and actor Jamie Bell): An excellent track. Not only did I learn tons of behind-the-scenes information, the track was also entertaining to listen to...maybe even more so than the film.
Under the Undertow (27:51 Ė with optional Josh Lucas intro) : A very nice making-of featurette that explores many problems during filming, as well as plenty of other info involving the cast and crew. I found this even cooler since it shows footage of things discussed in the commentary that I was curious about. Watch it!
Deleted Scenes (6:22): Two of them. The first isnít anything special, while the second is a bit more interesting. I wonít spoil it for you, but itís a touching scene if you enjoyed the movie.
Animated Photo Gallery (4:43): BORING! Skip this. Itís nothing more than a slideshow of pictures played over music.
There is also a Theatrical Trailer, and Previews for ďOther MGM ReleasesĒ.