Daltry Calhoun * Katrina Holden Bronson * 2005

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Tarantino, Johnny Knoxville, Juliette Lewis, I felt for it. The title seems to be “Daltry” in Europe (or at least the Netherlands) and “Daltry Calhoun” in the USA. The film is the first of Bronson who also seems to be a beginning actress. Still Tarantino decided to co-produce her film (the reason he could be put on the front of the box), which may also explain why names such as Knoxville, Lewis or Elizabeth Banks joined the club. The obvious and prejudiced expectation with these names and a genre “comedy”, is a violent comedy in the Tarantino style. Nothing like that in Bronson’s film! Knoxville and Lewis prove that they can really act, the story is simple and charming, the humour subtle and the atmosphere a bit dreamlike. I had to think of “Big Fish” when watching this film, even when it is completely different. Knoxville is a far too young father, who is kicked out of his mothers house and leaves his wife and daughter. He decides to start a new and better life and begins a very successfull grass-growing company. 15 Years later his ex and daughter look him up. A nice film. Different than expected, but of course it is only nice to be surprised sometimes and find your prejudices to be false.

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