Review: Lou Taylor Pucci enlivens wild and wooly 'Poor Boy'

Samson (Tiefenbach) is the sensitive soul buffeted by domineering women. As the alpha brother, Romeo, wild, fun and charmingly manipulative, Pucci is transformed by a long, blond beard. His fully inhabited performance deserves a more structured story to really shine, but he’s essential to the film and its grainy VHS-style interstitials. Michael Shannon, playing the brothers’ mysterious rodeo clown father, intones a voice-over about hustling, kicking up a ruckus and the cosmic spirituality of the universe.