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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

 -  Drama  -  20 August 2013 (USA)
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Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?

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A young man in the 1940s raises a family in Alabama after his wife leaves him for an Englishman and moves to England. When the wife dies, she leaves a request to be brought back to Alabama to be buried, and at that point the man hasn't seen her in nearly 30 years. The two families - her original family she abandoned and her English family - meet and make an attempt to adjust to each other, with uneven results. Written by alfiehitchie

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Rated R for language, sexual content, nudity, drug use and some bloody images | See all certifications »
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$9,320 (USA) (13 September 2013)

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$14,376 (USA) (20 September 2013)
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Carroll Caldwell: God damn, buddy, I love ya to death, but sometimes, man, you can really fuck up a free meal.
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Jayne Mansfield's Car
22 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie with a group of regular movie goers. One person stood up and said, "If I had seen this in a theater, I would have stood up and booed"-- Two people fell asleep. Another said, this makes Ishtar look like a compelling masterpiece. The movie was painfully slow, with dreadful dialogue, shameful use of great talent, boring to the audience and a pity the director never made it to the set. Whatever was paid to the cast....next time could Billy Bob s spend less money on a dyed red wig and a few more on a script and director. The use of Jayne Mansfield's name in the title was a con to drag us in--thinking it would be clever and edgy. Beyond disappointing.


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