This film tells the tale of a close-knit Appalachian family that has changed little in the last 100 years.

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29 October 2001 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I thought it was a wonderful look in to the impoverished life of an eastern Kentucky family. Rory Kennedy does an exceptional job in showing the actual living conditions and routines of these folk on a daily basis. Many scenes in the film remind me of people I see every day in this area, as I live less than 100 miles from the area it was filmed. Many families in this area due to lack of employment and educational opportunities, live day to day as the "Bowling" family does in this film. Hopefully due to Ms. Kennedy's efforts in filming this the government can institute more help for the families of the eastern Kentucky, southwestern Virginia, and southern West Virginia families.


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