No stars. Terry Gilliam IS a genius. He's made enough brilliant films to where that notion can never be disputed. But this thing is a charmless, incomprehensible mess. The DVD opens with him imploring us to give this movie a chance. A bad sign already. If he were 100% confident in this, he wouldn't need to plead with his viewers to watch the movie they're about to see. His plea goes unheard, as the resulting film is just a test of patience that only a most devoted fan could pass. The greatest problem is Jodelle Ferland, a talented young actress from Canada, who, due to this film being shot in Canada but set in Texas, adopts an unconvincing and very irritating Texan accent. Most of the time she's talking to herself, so you end up hearing it for most of the film. I finally got sick of it and dropped out. I don't like to do that with movies, but I had reached my limit. Apparently there's some stuff in here that's very controversial, but I didn't see any of it. And I never will.