I thought I was gonna hate it. I thought it was gonna be boring. I thought wrong.Okay, all right, that sounded like the tagline for a cheesy horror flick or something, but all kidding aside, it was amazing. The fact that it had somebody from "Home Improvement" in it made me almost want to go out and watch "Home Improvement", until I remembered who the star was and just how stellar his motion picture appearances have been. And who the annoying kids are too, but that's neither here nor there.
What is here, if not there, is that "Ulee's Gold" is incredible. Some people may call it slow. I call these people 'stupid'. Everything in the movie is there for a reason. Not a shot is wasted. I rarely use the word "perfect", and won't break that trend here, but this film was damned close to perfect.
Extra points for the inclusion of Van Morrison's best song, "Tupelo Honey", and for not tacking on a cheesy love story to go with the love song.And I say Peter Fonda was robbed last year. Jack Nicholson was nowhere near as good as him.