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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Earl Pilcher Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »
James Earl Jones,
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
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You reckon how many people would live to ripe old age if we didn't go anywhere, 'cause transportation kills a lot of people. Yeah. What if the last thought in the world was, "God damn it, here comes a car across the center lane about to kill me, 'cause I had to get out at 10:00 at night for a roll of toilet paper. Well, I wish I would have just wiped my ass with a sweetgum leaf.
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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.
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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