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An aspiring writer from New York visits his girlfriend's eccentric family in Georgia. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Lloyd Bridges ... Mr. Branson

Josh Charles ... Peter Silverblatt

Alexandra Wentworth ... Melanie Branson

Beau Bridges ... Larry Branson
Walter Olkewicz ... Dink Branson

Kristy Swanson ... Laurel Lee

Edie McClurg ... Dot
Cindy Bridges ... Becky Sue Branson (as Lucinda Bridges-Cunningham)
Christopher T. Gray ... Taxi Driver
Don Perry ... Mr. Sulak
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Laura Cayouette ... Happy Ending Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Gould 
 
Writing credits
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Peter Gould 

Produced by
Todd Hoffman .... producer
Jon Kuyper .... line producer
Linda Phillips-Palo .... associate producer
Matt Salinger .... producer
Michael Sayles .... executive producer
Bob Willis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Adam Fields 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Mayers 
 
Film Editing by
Samuel Craven 
 
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
 
Art Direction by
Erin Cochran 
 
Set Decoration by
Chris Davis 
 
Costume Design by
Susan Matheson 
 
Production Management
Jon Kuyper .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... first assistant director
Erin K. O'Brien .... second second assistant director
Pilar Savone .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Teresa Bruckbauer .... assistant set decorator
Larry Justice .... set dresser
Angela O'Neill .... property master
 
Sound Department
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Rickley W. Dumm .... first assistant sound editor
Nick Neutra .... foley mixer
Drew Webster .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
John Deall .... puppeteer
John Deall .... special effects designer
 
Stunts
Don Ruffin .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James 'Otis' Mayfield .... film loader
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Sean Peacock .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hilary Lawson .... set costumer
Beth Rogers .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Laura M. Grody .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
David Bondelevitch .... music editor
 
Other crew
Mark Bruno .... production assistant
Luis Flores .... craft service
Jeffrey D. Press .... assistant accountant
Joel Quizon .... assistant production coordinator
Tim Talbott .... production coordinator
Scott Willmann .... production accountant
 

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Rated R for sexual content
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96 min
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Last film of Lloyd Bridges who died in 1998.See more »
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Peter Silverblatt:Now I know why they call them Pop Yums. Yum!See more »

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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Funny at times, 22 September 2005
Author: vchimpanzee from NC

Peter is an aspiring writer from New York who has moved to Los Angeles and works in a bookstore. His girlfriend Melanie is in law school. Melanie asks Peter to come with her to Georgia to help take care of her elderly diabetic father, who really needs to be in a home or at least have a full-time caretaker.

Larry and Dink are Melanie's brothers. Dink is a fat jerk who doesn't seem too intelligent. Larry seems to work in real estate and has filed for bankruptcy in the past. The responsibility of taking care of The Colonel seems to fall to Melanie, however. And The Colonel doesn't like being taken care of or told what to do, even though his mind isn't quite right and he wants to eat what isn't good for him. The family starts looking at options, and Peter ends up having to take care of Daddy while they are gone, with humorous results.

The Colonel is a Hard-Shell Baptist and conservative, which is frustrating for Peter and Melanie, who want to sleep together. Dink tells Peter, who is Jewish, that Jesus is the only way to salvation.

I liked this movie when it was funny. Sometimes the arguing between family members got to be a little much. And the real-estate gags got old fast.

Lloyd Bridges was quite convincing as a feeble but stubborn old man. Alexandra Wentworth effectively showed the take-charge personality of Melanie, but even she had her vulnerable moments, such as when she was deprived of sex. Edie McClurg was adorable and perky but not too confident as the woman hired to take care of Daddy. And Kristy Swanson was a delight as Melanie's best friend from high school, who came up with values for items in the house so they could be divided among the children. But mostly she wore too-short skirts and seemed to want Peter.

This was worth seeing, even if it seems kind of familiar.

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