Vernon Florida
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For his second documentary feature, Errol Morris originally set out to chronicle Vernon, FL, because it had the highest rate of a particular sort of insurance fraud -- dismemberment performed for profit -- than any other place in the country. Nothing of that original idea survives in the film itself. Instead, Morris seems perfectly content letting the camera roll in front of the other eccentrics he found there, using his trademark approach of simply letting his subjects do the talking themselves. Many of them exhibit unusually close relationships to animals, including a turtle keeper, a worm… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"engrossing and rather endearing"
‑ Annette Cardwell, Filmcritic.com
"Vernon at first appears to be an exploitative display of the fluent eccentricities of a rural compendium and becomes collectively applicable, even relevant."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"the great turkey hunter creates a long lasting character along with the other Vernon residents"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
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