VOD Recommendation: A Bloody True Life Crime Movie About Family, Bootlegging and Corruption on Demand
11.27.12 by BJSprecher
"There's no honor in the busines no more. Shoot em."
Journey back to the days of Prohibition, when simply wetting your whistle was a punishable offense and bootlegging moonshine was a viable family business venture.
The Flick: Lawless
The Skinny: Directed by John Hillcoat (The Road), Lawless is based on Matt Bondurant's historical novel The Wettest County in the World, which he wrote while researching the real life bootlegging activities of his grandfather and his grand-uncles. The screenplay was written by Nick Cave (The Proposition), who also provided original music for the movie.
The Players: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke star as the bootlegging Bondurants from rural Virginia, three brothers who defied Prohibition and the corrupt lawman (Guy Pearce) who tried to control them. Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman also star.