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Stars and Bars (1988)

 -  Comedy  -  18 March 1988 (USA)
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A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process.

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Henderson Dores (as Daniel Day Lewis)
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Peter Gint
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A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process. Written by anonymous

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Indian Love Call
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Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto A. Harbach
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Kudos!
5 January 2003 | by (Dallas) – See all my reviews

Oh, how I would love to own this on DVD! A marvelous job by Daniel Day Lewis, Harry Dean Stanton, Joan Cusack and Glann Headley. In my opinion it is a deep South tour-de-farce. I guess you have to have lived there to appreciate the humorous poke at what lies behind the moss-covered trees that line the backroads of the South. It reminds me of Out on a Limb, a similar Southern dark comedy with Matthew Broderick. Both are hysterical weekends with people whose family trees "don't branch!!" You'll never see Lewis doing this whimsy again, except perhaps as the pansy boyfriend in "Room with a View" which he did at about the same time. Both characters are played with equal artistic integrity he grants all his roles. Kudos and many laughs to all!


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