Beer For My Horses
United States, 2008
Directed By: Michael Salomon
Written By: Rodney Carrington & Toby Keith
Starring: Toby Keith, Rodney Carrington, Tom Skerritt, David Allan Coe, Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent
Running Time: 97 minutes
Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexual humor and dialogue, language, drug content and brief nudity
3 out of 5 stars
When the filmʼs publicist asked me if I would like a screening copy of Beer For My Horses to review, I said yes and immediately regretted it. A star vehicle for country singer/songwriter Toby Keith, I had seen the ads and knew that it was targeted quite specifically at a demographic that I was not a part of in any way, shape, or form: I donʼt listen to country music; I donʼt dream of driving a bigger truck than the truck I currently donʼt drive; I never watched Blue Collar TV because I never laughed when I did. Yet here I was, agreeing to deliver a critical opinion on a film that combined all three of those elements. This wasnʼt going to end well.
Evan Derrick loves movies, loves talking about movies, and even makes them from time to time. In the rare moment when movies aren’t consuming his grey matter, he enjoys eating grilled cheese sandwiches, playing with his baby daughter, and pretending to be the senior editor for MovieZeal.com. Use the Tulsa Today search feature to read previous reviews by this author.