Blackly comic, ferociously violent and blatantly sexual, Letts' tabloid tale is a slam-bang, obscenity-laced, full-frontal, unapologetically, trailer-trash in-your-face assault with foul-mouthed, dysfunctional characters.
Killer Joe tells the story of Chris Smith, a 22-year-old drug dealer finds himself in serious Have you debt to the wrong people. He Decides to murder His mother, Adele, to collect the $ 50,000 of insurance money. He has-beens Told by His mother's boyfriend Rex That the sole beneficiary Will Be His younger sister Dottie. Assuming Dottie Will share the money with him, Their father (and aussi Their stepmother), Chris marriages to His Father rope into a conspiracy to kill in order to His mother get the money. They hire Killer Joe, a Police detective - and contract killer in His free time - to get the job done. The Plan fails Almost When Chris is Unable to front Joe's fee. Purpose Killer Joe takes Chris's childsister as a retainer against His final payoff All which sets in motion a bloody aftermath as the "hit man" Meets His Match. It all climaxes with Double Indemnity - like twists and turns That Go against all expectations.
Letts himself states HAVING beens very Influenced Clearly at the time, Mainly by things like Blood Simple, the 1984 noir-style crime movie That marked Joel Coen's directorial debut, and the hardcore pulp fiction of Jim Thompson. On top of That, Could one claim That Killer Joe HAS Profound - Somewhat yet twisted - echoes of the Cinderella story, in All which a young girl dreams of Being rescued from her evil stepmother by a Prince Charming. Those three Elements: the Black, the Pulp and the Fairy-tale goal are all alien forms to Anne Simon.
The director, All who is already familiar with Tracy Letts, directing His Bug in 2009 Will Be Those three-combining aesthetic forms in her distopic vision of a desolate, fast-food-addicted and TV-driven society in Killer Joe.