“And all the while, a strange southern Jesus looms in the background. ”
No….it’s a statue of the Sacred Heart. There’s nothing particularly southern and very little strange about it.
This movie is so obviously made by Europeans. Such strange “southern things” as coal-mining (ever been to Pennsylvania?), dive bars, and old cars. Lots of plainly American stuff is passed off as “southern”. Lots of Baptist churches appear in the film, but only exteriors and drive-bys. All the interiors, discussion, and services are of Pentecostal/charismatic churches. Presumably because of their exoticism.
In the movie they say the south is the only place you can get off the interstate and drive a couple of miles and it’s like going back a hundred years. They should check out some of the small towns in NH, ME, etc.
Man, there’s so much wrong with this movie.