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Sordid Lives (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  11 May 2001 (USA)
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As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

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We become intimate with the "Sordid Lives" of a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed as Tammy Wynette, the sister and her best friend (who live in delightfully kitschy homes), and the two daughters (one strait-laced and one quite a bit looser). Written by Randall Gellens <imdb+add@randy.pensive.org>

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A black comedy about white trash. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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$13,167 (USA) (11 May 2001)

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$1,079,726 (USA) (2 July 2004)
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This film contains many of the original actors from the long running stage-production, with the actors who originated the Bonnie Bedelia and Beau Bridges roles (Mary Margaret Lewis and Mitch Carter) playing the receptionist Ethel and security guard in the mental institution. See more »

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During Brother Boy's therapy session, his fingernails are dark red. Immediately following the session, he performs as Tammy Wynette, and his fingernails are now pale pink. See more »

Quotes

Noleta: We just finished watching "Thelma and Louise", and we're pissed!
LaVonda: At men! Ain't that right, Louise?
Noleta: No, I'm Thelma!
LaVonda: I thought I was Thelma.
Noleta: No, Thelma was the one with the shitty husband!
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Cheatin'
Written by Del Shores
Title song from the play "Cheatin'"
Arranged by Rick Cunha
Performed by Newell Alexander
Background vocals: Rosemary Alexander
© 2000 Del Shores Music.
Administered by Mamalama Music Publishiing, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Best-kept secret in filmdom?
9 April 2002 | by (San Diego, USA) – See all my reviews

We found out about "Sordid Lives" earlier this year while visiting Palm Springs, where it had been playing for many weeks (maybe it still is...?)

We loved it! I'm not a film reviewer, and the only reason for this note is to wonder out loud why film has not been released on video. Could it be because it's still packing 'em in (in very select theaters and festivals) or because the distributor doesn't think the video will sell?

And it's not just a "gay" movie, even though there are a lot of gay issues presented. There are all kinds of issues--social, cultural, regional, economic, alcoholic, disability---you name it. The cast is superb. As for its "Politically Incorrectness?" Take this up with Bill Maher....

dw


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