I tried to post this yesterday, but apparently I am retarded. So here it goes again, in Reader's Digest style:
A History of Violence is a trerrible movie and I regret that I wasted two hours of my life on it. From scene one where the cloyingly annoying daughter wakes up screaming from a nightmare (a movie cliche in itseld), to the final scene where the family puts themselves back together over meatloaf and the biggest bowl of mashed potatoes I have ever seen, to the spoiler title (I mean, it's called a history of violence -- are we supposed to suprised when tom/joey turns out to have a friggin history of violence?) it is a big old mess. Ok, Ed Harris's cameo was good, but William Hurt's was not. And a few minutes of Ed Harris does not a good movie make.