Wild in the Country Reviews
This is, to be fair, a draggy soap opera about a tormented country boy who is discovered by an older woman , Hope Lange, who believes in him (or just his butt). Watch the picture to find out! Tuesday Weld is on his "wild" side!
Wild in the Country is very Tennessee Williams in nature, very unsentimental until Glenn decides he cares for more than maintaining second-rate jobs and constantly running from his problems. The movie was supposed to end in a character suicide, but ultimately a more up-beat version was chosen instead - not sure if that would have added or detracted from the story, but it certainly would have been very interesting.
My only issues with the movie are some of the unusual/strange camera cuts and angles that made the final edit (for example, the added footage of a bear, deer, and raccoon in the beginning was somewhat odd and didn't follow the "flow" of the rest of the film), but that has nothing to do with Elvis' acting and the cuts are pretty minor. A good, albeit unusual Elvis vehicle, 4.5/5.