Time was when a woman named Delilah had to displace her castrating impulses into some coded act like shearing a man's virile locks. But no longer: This preposterous, overheated melodrama cuts straight through the metaphor to the bucket of bull's balls.
Simultaneously lurid and naive, triple-named double-threat John Patrick Kelley's debut feature takes place on a back-country feed lot in the 1950s, now officially the most over examined decade of the 20th century. Hunky drifter Clay Hewitt (Vince Vaughn), on the run from one piece of trouble,
finds himself trapped in another involving bitter, predatory Delilah Potts (Kate Capshaw), her emotionally ruined son Flyboy (...