Watch it if you enjoy Jack Black. Avoid it if you want to see a really good film.
The argumentative dialogue lacks any sort of depth and the acting is unimaginative, with both Black and McConaughey bringing nothing new to the table other than their own, fatigued by now style when, unfortunately, MacLaine alone can't carry the whole film on her shoulders.
Do keep in mind that the "comedy" tag attached to this movie is terribly misleading as there are no real funny moments, with most of the humorous attempts being in extremely poor taste given this is based on a true story and they are afforded in the expense of an old woman who got murdered simply for being unpleasant.
Proceed at your own risk.
4 stars out of five.
We all like to hear that a movie is based on a true story, well this movie is basically a blow by blow of a real life story even going so far as to feature towns people who were witness to the events.
A genuinely surprsing tale and jaw dropping at times which also features the pure good of human behaviour versus the very nasty of human behaviour in many various forms.
A gem of a movie. Completely under rated.