I really enjoyed this movie. I taped it from a tv showing and watched it skipping commercials; it did not seem at all slow to me but held my interest throughout. I remember that it got mixed reviews, but I don't know why. I thought the acting was excellent -- especially Kevin Spacey, the Lady Chablis, Irma Hall, and the gentleman who played the defense lawyer. Savannah and the people populating it were fascinating, and the story unfolded well.