I would like to thank Kenneth Branagh for restoring my faith in good actors’ abilities to execute a Southern accent. I just got done watching “The Gingerbread Man” (which is from like 20 years ago, but it was new to me). Branagh sounds exactly like a Savannah attorney should sound like. Nails it. Last week, I saw “Misconduct,” in which Al Pacino half-asses some kind of Brooklyn-by-way-of-the-Bayou drawl to such an awful extent it becomes a distraction. I don’t know why he even bothered. Or why someone who is supposed to be such a good actor couldn’t have practiced a little.

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