Excellent work of fiction, but not true.
James Cage | David, Kentucky USA | 06/18/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This documentary is very convincing to outsiders but terribly inaccurate. The biography of one of the main characters (Cody) is very misleading. The tragic events that occurred in his life (i.e. the murder of his mother) never occurred in the "country." These events occurred in Lexington Ky. As a matter of fact during the filming he lived with his upper middle class relatives from the country. While his life is tragic, his association with "the country" played no part in it. He was a poor inner-city teen with an alcoholic father. The other character is from a very poor family who, in no way, represents the typical family in this area. I have intimate knowledge of the locations and people in this film; way too many inaccuracies to write here. I cannot stress enough how inaccurate this film is. Even the director wrote about how he stayed in a "poor" local neighborhood while filming this; even placing pictures of this old run down trailer on his website. What he didn't mention was that the old abandoned trailer he found was next to some of the largest mansions in the Eastern United States. One of which that has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens. Don't believe me; but please do your own research before believing this documentary. For me, having a rare opportunity to see 1st hand both sides of this story has made me really examine information put out by the media."