A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then ... See full summary »
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts... See full summary »
Most actors dream of fame and wealth. For Clyde Baker, fulfillment finds form in volunteering as a background actor in student films. Not one to take his craft lightly, Clyde's preparation ... See full summary »
Jonathan Taylor Thomas,
Reeseville is a character driven murder mystery, set in the rural midwest. David Meyers returns to the small town in an attempt to silence the demons of his past. Shortly after his arrival,... See full summary »
Matt and Scott are two detectives trying to catch a crazy guy who has a beef with a country singer. Banks' problem with country singer, Wes Collins, is that Wes punched him in the face when... See full summary »
At breakfast, Wesley's glass of orange juice is alternately in his hand/on the table between shots. See more »
Have I met you before?
I seriously doubt it.
Well, cos you look just like this lady always comes down to the RC, asks me all sorts of questions. Always leaves me feeling like somebody's just grabbed my gonads, gently swung 'em out, looked all 'round behind 'em.
[Elaine splutters and nearly chokes on her lunch]
What are gonads?
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Clyde Edgerton's novel, on which this movie is based, is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Some of that comedy is situational, which can be translated to the screen, and some is a matter of Edgerton's writing-- his tone, his word choice, his timing-- which can't be carried over into a movie. That said, this adaptation catches the heart of the story-- about an elderly widow who decides to accept a juvenile delinquent as a sort of foster son-- and Burstyn portrays the widow as feistily as Edgerton describes her. If this summary make the movie sound like a "Touched by an Angel"-style wannabe, it should not. The characters behave like believable human beings worse!], and their idiosyncracies both charm and irritate. By all means, rent this video. And then do yourself a big favor and read the book.
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