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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

R | | 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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Kingsley Bedford
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Skip Caldwell
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Jimbo Caldwell
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Phillip Bedford
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Camilla Bedford
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Alan Caldwell
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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: You know, I used to think that you were seven feet tall. I spent my whole childhood just trying to be just... just like you. God damn, I'm glad I didn't succeed.
Jim Caldwell: Hmm. Yeah.
[chuckles]
Jim Caldwell: You turned out real good.
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They All Fall Apart
Written and performed by Owen Easterling Hatfield
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A Disappointment
17 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I love Duvall, and enjoy most things with BBT, but this one let me down. Many unexplained character back stories, none of the adults were happily married, and aside from that, it appeared that no one had a job, yet they could afford to live in this beautiful antebellum mansion with a maid, numerous cars and a swimming pool. Also, the characters' ages seemed off for the time period, i.e. the movie took place in 1969, and the 3 sons were all veterans of WW2 25 years earlier - they didn't look old enough, especially Bacon. I was disappointed in this movie, was hoping for something as good as Slingblade. I would have turned it off but I just kept thinking there would be some redeeming plot twist or character development, but nothing ever came.


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