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Daddy and Them (2001)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2002 (Mexico)
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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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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Claude Montgomery: [in a neck brace] I can't have a head-on collision in peace! I coulda been torn to pieces here.
Ruby Montgomery: Yeah, well, you have fun at your little nightclub?
Claude Montgomery: Well, shit, we didn't get to the nightclub. We ain't but a mile from the house. We was headed that way, and J.C. bent down to pick up his Molly Hatchet tape, and we been here ever since.
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Obviously, not a fan of the movie
15 July 2003 | by (Little Rock) – See all my reviews

This was a bad movie, and that's not slang for "good"; it's a substitute word for terrible. It was in dire need of another writer on the script. After all the turmoil between BBT and Laura Dern, it now seems so autobiographical with held over dialog from Sling Blade.

Since it was shot in Little Rock there have been periodic stories about the failure to go into theatrical release. That was actually a decision of good taste on the part of the distributors.

Technically it was well done. Good photo's - good locations. Wonderful assembly of actors. And Jim Varney- approachable, friendly, a regular guy. What a shame his last appearance was in this thing.

With a state that is so paranoid about its image, Billy Bob has dumped a load of stereotype on his hometown, and it is hard to understand why. Nobody thinks these people are interesting in real life - so why does a movie about the bottom-of-the-septic tank types appeal to a movie maker? The only people who come out on top are the ones who don't pay any money to watch the movie.


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