. One of the reasons I was really interested in seeing Bonnie & Clyde was because it was filmed in and around St. Francisville, Louisiana, the town where my husband grew up and a place I called home for several years. It is always cool to see if you can recognize areas of a familiar town and that was part of why I wanted to see the film, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well the film was acted and at the high production value and fantastic costumes.
Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger have great chemistry and although they are far more attractive than the actual characters from history, they nailed the attitude, or at least what is portrayed in photos from the time period. Other outstanding actors include Dale Dickey (True Blood) as Clydeís mother, Holly Hunter as Bonnieís mother, and William Hurt as the famed Marshall Frank Hamer. Special features are slim and only include three featurettes, but they were all interesting and worth a watch. One covered the imagery of the Bonnie and Clyde story, while the other two discussed how each actor got into the respective roles of Bonnie and Clyde.
If youíve ever been curious about this bloody portion of American history, you should check out Bonnie & Clyde as itís a very entertaining 2 hours or so. Iím not a historian, so I canít speak to whether or not Bonnie & Clyde is historically accurate, but it definitely captured the visual style of the couple and offers an interesting look at the infamous pair. While not something I would necessarily recommend as a purchase, it is definitely worth a watch.