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Is Paul a good or a bad person?

In your opinion, what did you think of his character played by legendary Marlon Brando in this movie? Was he a good or a bad person, and was Jeanne correct to shoot him in the end?

Also - what is the whole actual deal with the butter scene in this movie and why does it cause so much controversy, what happened with it? And is the outrage justified?


The greatest trick the Devil has ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist!


I'd say a bad person.


I wonder if somehow Paul did not drive his wife to suicide. If the treatment of his mother-in-law and Jeanne are indication, then it’s quite possible. If the only two choices are good and bad, then I would have to lean to the bad side.