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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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2002 (Mexico)  »

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The original plan was to release this film to theaters but Miramax felt it was not "commercial" enough, so it debuted on cable TV. See more »


Claude Montgomery: It's kinda like that book they had us read one time in school. It started out sayin' it was the best time I ever had, and it was the worst time I ever had. I believe it's by Dick somebody.
Ruby Montgomery: I'll be dogged.
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Better than a 5.0
20 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It looks like the lack of marketing for this film has really caused the filmgoing public to be deprived. I understand there was some turmoil surrounding the films release, which is why it was so delayed, and had things worked out better, it may have reached the audience it was designed for. The endearing part of this movie, with it's wandering plot, and it's archetypal characters, is that it is an accurate reflection of daily life among many of the lower middle class that lives in the middle of this country. I know these characters. Every one of them could be a neighbor to me. Although this film was based in Arkansas, it easily could have been made in Clay City, KY, right down to the phrase "daddy and them's" to refer to the patriarchal home-place. In short, this movie is about life, and not everyone's life, but hopefully about the life of someone everyone knows. When you add in the stellar cast, including hillbilly hero John Prine, this movie can simply not go unwatched.

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