Movie: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, & The Lady Chablis
MPAA rating: R
Running time: 155 mins

This panoramic tale of Savannah's eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams: self made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant and semi-closeted homosexual. John Kelso a magazine reporter finds himself in Savannah amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on one of William's famous Christmas parties. He is intrigued by Williams from the start, but his curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim's violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial. Along the way he encounters the irrepressible Lady Chablis, a drag queen commedienne, Sonny Seiler, lawyer to Williams, whose famous dog UGA is the official mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, an odd man who keeps flies attached to mini leashes on his lapels and threatens daily to poison the water supply, the Married Ladies Card Club...

I picked this movie because the T, BF borrowed it from the rents and I didn’t have anything else to watch

What I liked the Most? the southern charm

What I liked the Least? abso nothing

Review: Holy crap! How did I miss this movie for so freaking long? I was sucked into this tale of murder & southern charm from the very being. Cheering when The Lady Chablis made her entrance and loving every southern drawl.

I must say that the “whodunit” part didn’t really snag my attention, it was the interaction of the characters that drove this story for me. I loved “Yankee John”s interaction with the rest of the cast. Truly a magnificent movie for the casting alone.

Recommended to: Fans of the whodunit & southern drama

Best Quote: This place is fantastic; it's like "Gone With The Wind" on mescaline. They walk imaginary pets here, Garland---on a fucking leash. And they're all heavily armed and drunk. New York is boring!

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