Kelsey Thomas I’m honestly not sure why this film is so highly rated. I was prepared for a Coen brothers-esque tragicomedy, so I had high hopes, but they were quickly dashed. My main issues are the film’s caricatured portrayal of rural America and its half-assed attempts to address racism. I think it could have been as effective and emotional as promised if it focused only on a mother’s grief and how that grief often turns into rage. Instead, that feature is overshadowed by a terribly developed redemption plot and a few lines that make it clear the writers thought far too highly of what they were doing (since they were actually doing nothing). It’s odd to say that a movie from 2017 hasn’t aged well in 2021, but that rings true here.