It's 1944 in the small town of Gregory, Texas. Divorcée Nita Longley has been brought into the town by the telephone company to work as its switchboard operator, a job which requires her to... See full summary »
Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes ... See full summary »
A kindly but thieving shopaholic tries to turn her mistakes around, but does so by becoming a skilled computer hacker, something that could only get her into more trouble despite her goal to impress her beloved family.
Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in... See full summary »
It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.
The characters represent a variety of small town stereotypes that many will be quick to recognize. This humorous look at family dysfunction, love, culture and catharsis is touching and often painfully accurate. The movie shows how one family can produce a wide variety of personalities which come into conflict as each grows older and confronts their own life issues. Moreover it demonstrates how difficult it is for each to trust and understand the motives of the others. Rheinhold provides an interesting catalyst as the incarnation of an outward focused stereotype of "big city" loose morals.
It reminds me of so many family get togethers where misconstrued intentions, conflictive personalities and misunderstanding overshadow shared history and love. Though not well known, it is my favorite movie.
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