Excellent film but with multiple killings of live animals
Acting-wise, I like everything about this film except John Goodman, who you cannot forgot is John Goodman while he is acting, and i wish they had cast someone else. He sticks out like a sore thumb. Everything else flows beautifully.
Regarding intensity, i realize others have remarked on the KKK scenes, etc, but as i have seen and read much on the subject, that didn't shock me. What i found incredibly disturbing was the hands-on killing of a palm-sized animal, and the emotionally distraught individual who was overwrought by this murder. I wish they hadn't shown the killing (near enough) on-screen. I also wish there was a disclaimer at the end of the film saying nothing was hurt in the making of the film. (There wasn't, that i saw. ....PETA, where art thou?)