A jovial Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves arrived at LAX yesterday (September 16) with their children Levi and Vida. It has been quite a while since we’ve seen either Matthew or his children out in public.
The actor’s film Killer Joe received great praise at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter said of the film:
McConaughey underplays with seductive, snake-like charm as the black-clad Joe, by far the most sophisticated, intelligent and capable individual on view. Haden Church nails the laughs as the lunk-headed, beer-gulping Ansel, while Gershon, particularly good here, provides much-needed energy as the sensually no-nonsense Sharla. The emphasis remains squarely on the main quartet, right up to the crackerjack finale that, whatever else Killer Joe does or does not achieve, certainly ends proceedings with a highly satisfying bang.
The film is about a 22 year old drug dealer Chris (Emile Hirsch) has his stash stolen by his mother, he has to come up with six thousand dollars quick or he’s dead. Desperate, he turns to Killer Joe (McConaughey) when he finds out that his mother’s life insurance policy is worth $50,000. Although Joe usually demands cash up front, he finds himself willing to bend the rules in exchange for Chris’ attractive younger sister, Dottie (Juno Temple), who will serve as sexual collateral until the money comes in…if it ever does.