The Wild Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009) Review
(More customer reviews)I saw it with my family in L.A.; we couldn't stop talking about it for days. The incongruity of the dancing patriarch whose lineage has been manifested in drug-dealing, drug addicted, frightening, funny, irresponsible criminals who live off of our tax money and by their own rules is mesmerizing. I had a friend who went to a small college in Maryland and called the locals "rural grotesques", and this family fits that bill. Yet somehow you care about them.
The soundtrack is fantastic, the filming and editing seamless; it is soooo good. You really should buy it and help support independent film and artists. And, by the way, the dancing talent has been passed on too in this family.
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From executive producers Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) comes a shocking and outlandish year-in-the-life documentary about the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia's most notorious and surly family.Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders and tap dancing. Nestled deep in the Appalachian Mountains, the White family lives an existence more like something from the Wild West than modern-day suburbified America. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary Dancing Outlaw. The film follows the Whites over the course of one tumultuous year, as they deal with a stabbing, criminal sentencing, attempted murder, death and birth. Never dull, THE WILD AND WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA are 'the Hatfields and McCoys all rolled into one' (New York Magazine).