Eastbound & Down is Really Just a Modern Day Fairy Tale [MEDIUM]

by robinhardwick

Danny McBride image Eastbound and Down

I am sure most reviews of Eastbound & Down describe its central figure, Kenny Powers, as an anti-hero. It’s not wrong; Kenny Powers is narcissistic, offensive, judgmental and manipulative. Not to mention racist, sexist and all the “ists” you can think of. Yet we still route for him. He’s funny and actually quite charming at times. But anti-hero doesn’t quite cut it, because Eastbound & Down, and the world Kenny Powers inhabits, is so far from reality that in fact, it is more accurately described as a modern fairy tale….

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