Nobody seems to know what to make of The Paperboy.
Will it end up as fodder for bad-movie podcasts, a dodgy footnote in some illustrious careers?
Or did Precious director Lee Daniels turn in a modern camp classic worthy of John waters himself?
The byzantine plot defies a brief synopsis, but it’s not really the point: the swampy Southern gothic atmosphere is so well realised, you feel the need to take a shower afterwards.
Better still are the ultra-committed performances from Nicole Kidman, Matt McConaughey and an off-the-leash John Cusack.