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Siddalee, a famous New York playwright, is quoted in Time magazine and infuriates her dramatic, Southern mother. A long-distant fight wages until her mother's friends (and members of the Yaya Sisterhood) kidnap Siddalee and take her "home" to the South, where they hope to explain her mother's history and to patch up the rift between mother and daughter. Written by
Gina McKee, who played the mother of Jack Whitman (Matthew Settle) is only five years older than her on-screen son. Several of the cast members (Fionnula Flanagan, Gina McKee, and Angus Macfadyen) were born outside of the US, although they were supposed to be portraying Americans from the American south. Macfadyen was not portraying a southerner. See more »
When Sidda is talking on the phone to Conner in her bed, the blankets that cover her move about inconsistently between shots. See more »
[Sidda is silent]
I'm just adding up the thousands of dollars I've spent on therapy trying to figure out what the hell I did wrong.
[to Sidda's father]
Shep? Write her a check.
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Despite its silly title, which just refers to a childhood game, this is a profoundly serious movie about reconciliation.
It spans three generations of women, tormented by religion and mental breakdown. It explores three generations of mother-daughter relationships.
This would be a great movie for any child of an abusive mother.
Siddalee, the Sandra Bullock character, gradually comes to understand her grandmother and mother and is thus gradually able to forgive them.
It is a frustrating movie. I found myself demanding the plot bound along with series of Hollywood contrivances, but it meanders and backtracks, tantalising then not delivering, much like real life.
The unbearably aching mood of reconciliation and nostalgia gradually develops, partly due to the long suffering, ever-loving Shep Walker (James Garner in a low-profile role quite unlike the ones he normally plays), and Connor (Angus Macfadyen), Siddalee's ever-patient Irish boyfriend.
Maggie Smith is in it, reason enough to watch it.
The movie recreates the south in lush Technicolor over three generations, a visual feast.
If you are embarrassed to cry in public, make sure to watch this alone.
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