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Ed Begley Jr.,
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I saw this film when I was 10 years old and fell in love with it. Now, at 31, I have rediscovered it and was amazed that it has withstood the test of time and remains the beautiful country movie that I remembered. The characters are well developed and three dimensional, which is good because a few of them come across as awful within the first ten minutes of the movie, making you want to hate them. A standout in the cast is Beverly D'Angelo and Tess Harper, who take their characters and run with them. Evilita is a spoiled, selfish, slutty young woman who's been married more over 6 times, while her spinster sister Sara Lee (Harper) has spent her life taking care of their elderly father. The whole family returns when he takes a turn for the worse and is not expected to live much longer. A hunt for his will is the main plot of the movie, but what keeps it going is the relationships between the family members. By the time the end credits roll, you will be misty eyed and grateful for having discovered this gem of a movie!
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