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Daddy and Them (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  2002 (Mexico)
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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

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When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father. Written by matt95

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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When co-star Jim Varney was undergoing treatments for his illness, Billy Bob Thornton moved the schedule around so Varney could film his scenes. See more »

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Ruby Montgomery: What if I had your brother's name tattooed by my deal, a sex reminder every time you went to fool with me? That's how I live every day of my life, rain or shine.
Claude Montgomery: A rose is just a symbol that represents a flower called a rose. And you oughta be damned proud that I covered her name up with a feather that way, 'cause I done it for you. Out of love.
Ruby Montgomery: Bullshit! I stayed on your ass is the only reason you fixed any of it. And the only reason you got that one means *God* is to take my attention off *...
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Intelligent sentimental comedy.
20 February 2001 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

I saw a rough edit of this film in December of 1998 and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can only wonder at what has caused the release of this movie to be delayed. Feel free to e-mail me if you can shed any light on this. The movie is set in suburban and rural Arkansas. The plot follows Billy Bob Thornton's character and his girlfriend played by Laura Dern. They belong to one of the most dysfunctional (and funny) families ever portrayed on screen. Most of the family members have serious problems with communication and alcohol. The family dynamic is further complicated when one of them (Jim Varney - rest his soul) is thrown in jail. Varney turns in an astounding performance and it's a true shame he isn't alive to see how the critics are going to react. The cast is full of quirky, interesting characters that are easy to connect with emotionally. John Prine steals the movie as the focal point of what is probably the most important (and hilarious) scene in the film...which I won't give away here. I highly recommend that you see this movie. Now the question is - When will the studio let you see it?


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