: You are who you eat.
Rated R for violence and gore.
Directed by: Antonia Bird (see: Priest, Safe)
Written by: Ted Griffen III.
This is such a funny movie, but it's so much more than that. It's got questions about war and the military, our relationship with Native peoples. Of course there is eating people, and stews and murder, and respect re: the customs and habits of other cultures. Heroism is called into question as we grow to know exactly what Captain Boyd did while he was fighting in the Mexican-American War.
Personal note: I know I'm not the only one that cheered when David Arquette got killed. (I hate 1-800-CALL-ATT commercials.)
Guy Pearce .... Captain John Boyd
Robert Carlyle .... Colquhoun/Ives
David Arquette .... Private Cleaves
Jeremy Davies .... Private Toffler
Jeffrey Jones .... Colonel Hart