Red Band Trailer for Strange Looking New Film ‘The Death of Dick Long’ Debuts

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brian-mcgee - August 16, 2019


One of the strangest movies of the last five years was Swiss Army Man, a movie about the unlikely friendship between suicidal loser Paul Dano and farting corpse Daniel Radcliffe. One of that film's two directors is back with another strange looking film, The Death of Dick Long, about a pair of friends in rural Alabama who get in over their heads when their friend is killed accidentally.

Looking as though it owes more than a little to the work of Danny McBride and Jody Hill (The Foot Fist Way, Eastbound & Down), as well as The Coen Brothers' FargoThe Death of Dick Long imagines what would happen if two of the biggest morons on the planet had to cover up their friend's death. There's obviously a healthy dose of morbid humor in the mix, and it seems that this is going to be the sort of cringe-inducing film that finds both ardent defenders and equally zealous detractors.

The film premiered at Sundance this past January to decidedly mixed reviews, though reading through a bunch of them, it doesn't take long to see why this will likely be such a polarizing effort. Whatever it is that happened to Dick Long is the central mystery at play and it's either going to delight audience members or make them sick to their stomachs. Or maybe a little of both.

The Death of Dick Long hits select theaters on September 27.