The irony behind the title certainly extends to the filmmakers, as they have delivered quite the comedy dud. The biggest joke here is when “based on a true story” appears near the opening credits. It’s true, this film loosely depicts (and makes fun of) the backwards North Carolina rednecks, who pulled off the largest sum […]

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The moment you hear Jude Law’s Western North Carolina accent, thoughts of Cold Mountain (2003) begin to flood back. Then Nicole Kidman appears as his wife, and you realize in some twisted universe, Genius is more like a “what if” Inman had survived and he and Ada Monroe had left North Carolina, moved to New

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