6 August 2011 | carolinecoulston
a gem - a hidden gem
Mint Julep is filled with beautiful imagery, sly humor, savvy cameos, and excellent music. The score is moody and helps to create an added dimension of heat to the film. The film makes me feel exactly as if I'm in the hot humid slow quiet buggy South.
It's very like European cinema after World War II, and at the same time, it's a very modern American film. Like life itself, it is seemingly aimless, disjointed on occasion and full of truth. Mint Julep takes characters that are at the end of their ropes emotionally, fraying at the tip, and lets them sweat it out in sometimes almost unimaginable.
The story is funny, yet sad....simple, yet thought-provoking.
Check it out.