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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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Jim Caldwell
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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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Vicky Caldwell
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Mickey Caldwell
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Neal Baron
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Dorothy Lambert
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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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Skip Caldwell: You hear that?
Camilla Bedford: No, I don't. Birds?
Skip Caldwell: Silence. That's what was hard to get used to. It still is sometimes. It's kind of like floating on a peaceful lake with a tornado in your head or something.
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Boy, it's a shame about her movin' on. She's in a better place now. Better than England anyway, from what I know of it.
8 January 2014 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Jayne Mansfield's Car has a good cast. Director-actor-writer Billy Bob Thornton is joined by other familiar names: Kevin Bacon, John Hurt, Robert Duvall, Frances O'Connor, and Robert Patrick.

The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families: one rural Alabama, and the other British. You can expect fireworks to fly.

You will find odd ducks in any family, and there are more than few in these two families. Skip (Thorton) and Camilla (O'Connor) really hit it off, as do Donna (Katherine LaNasa) and Phillip (Ray Stevenson).

There is family drama and more than a bit of comedy.

Jim Caldwell (Duvall) is obsessed with car wrecks, and takes Kingsley (Hurt) to an exhibit at the dollar store that claims to have Jayne Mansfield's death car on display. Just a little Southern weirdness that spawned the title.

It was an enjoyable film.


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