The summer of 1984: 32 years after Duane Jackson captained the high school football team and Jacy Farrow was homecoming queen, the small town of Anarene, Texas prepares for its centennial ...
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The summer of 1984: 32 years after Duane Jackson captained the high school football team and Jacy Farrow was homecoming queen, the small town of Anarene, Texas prepares for its centennial celebration. Oil prices are down, banks are failing, and Duane's $12 million in debt. His wife Karla drinks too much, his children are always in trouble, and he tom-cats around with the wives of friends. Jacy's back in town, after a mildly successful acting career, life in Italy, and the death of her son. People assume Duane and Jacy will resume their high school romance. And Sonny is "tired in his mind," causing worries for his safety. Can these friends find equilibrium in middle age? Written by
Actor Ben Johnson, who had played Sam the Lion in _The Last Picture Show_, and had won a Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award for the role, did not appear in the Texasville (1990) sequel, both films having being adapted from novels by 'Larry McMurtry' (qv. Johnson did appear however in The Evening Star (1996), the picture being a sequel to Terms of Endearment (1983), both of these films being adapted from McMurtry source books. See more »
At the beginning of the centennial parade, a half-built Ferris wheel with no cars attached can be seen in background; several minutes later, it's fully operational. See more »
I don't know what you've got to smile about!
Well, it was either smile about nothing or cry about everything... And I didn't feel like cryin'.
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I haven't seen the legendary "Last Picture Show', to which this is supposed to be a 30-years-later sequel, but it couldn't have been as bad as this. A bunch of not very likable people (except for Bridges' character, who has a charming and weather-beaten kind of savoir faire) wander around aimlessly, seducing each other's spouses (which somehow never seems to get anyone really upset) and mouthing inanities about how miserable they are. After 2 hours of this ennui, it ends abruptly with no kind of closure; everybody just goes to breakfast together. Bridges and Leachman do a good job but they can't rescue the leaden script. About the only thing the film does well is capture the flavor and atmosphere of rural Texas during its economic crunch of the early 80's.
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