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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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Vicky Caldwell
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Mickey Caldwell
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Neal Baron
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Dorothy Lambert
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April Baron
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Autumn Baron
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Storyline

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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, nudity, drug use and some bloody images | See all certifications »
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20 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Jayne Mansfield kocsija  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,320 (USA) (13 September 2013)

Gross:

$14,376 (USA) (20 September 2013)
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2.35 : 1
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Dedicated to the memory of Rick Dial. See more »

Quotes

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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Wind Chimes
Music by Mad River
Performed by Mad River
By arrangement with EMI and Mad River, Glen Helen Music (BMI)
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One of the best character studies in years
29 August 2013 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The characters were fleshed out and I felt the pain and joy of each one. The attention to detail as far as representing 1969 gave me a flashback. I have always loved the leads, Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon and Billy Bob Thornton, but I think this was an exceptional portrayal by each person. The Brits, John Hurt and his children were also played with such passion. The statement this movie made about war and marijuana use were not in your face, but makes you think and that is not a bad thing. The music was exceptionally well made. Set in a beautiful home and beautiful scenery did not hurt in any way!


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