A Private War
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Plays like one long, meandering sketch inspired by the works of John Waters and Todd Solondz, rather than a fully developed story.
As broad and cartoonish as the screenplay is, there is an accuracy of observation in the work of the director, Frank Novak, that keeps the film grounded in an undeniable social realism.
Too stupid to be satire, too obviously hateful to be classified otherwise, Frank Novak's irritating slice of lumpen life is as reliably soul-killing as its title is nearly meaningless.
The movie is ... very funny as you peek at it through the fingers in front of your eyes.
In spite of Good Housekeeping's unsavory characters and WWF mentality, this white trash War of the Roses is a surprisingly engaging film.
Novak manages to capture a cruelly hilarious vein of black comedy in the situation with his cast of non-actors and a gritty, no-budget approach.
With its cinema verite feel, Better Housekeeping manages to elicit the occasional surprised laugh.
As pure over-the-top trash, any John Waters movie has it beat by a country mile.
This loud and thoroughly obnoxious comedy about a pair of squabbling working-class spouses is a deeply unpleasant experience.
Deliciously mean-spirited and wryly observant.
Novak contemplates a heartland so overwhelmed by its lack of purpose that it seeks excitement in manufactured high drama.
Idiotic but at times close to cuddly redneck rogues and foul mouthed bimbos populate this white trash purgatory somewhere between cartoon noir and soap farce.
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