I found Kim Morgan's entry for the Butcher Boy. This is a dark, dark comedy. It's funny like American soldiers being dragged through the streets of Somalia. I'm not one for dark comedy either but i completely agree with Kim's review. Maybe it's the fact that the main character isn't completely despicable and disposable that makes this movie good. It's not like you can dismiss the whole movie as something hateful and shallow that's just going for cheap laughs. Watch it, be discussed, discuss and be forewarned, it's not a happy movie. I like this movie enough that i used to have a video tape of it but it's been misplaced after lending it out too many times.