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Brick, the son of a rich southern plantation owner, is drinking himself to death over some hidden pain. His wife Maggie is desperate to regain his love. Brick's father, known as Big Daddy, has returned from a clinic where he has gone for serious health issues, but has been told he has a clean bill of health. Brick's brother and his scheming wife have hopes of inheriting the huge plantation. Eventually a long conversation between Brick and his father bring out all the lies that have been tearing the family apart.Written by
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In a patriarchal house, Big Daddy (Rip Torn) is not aware he has a terminal cancer. His lawyer son Gooper (David Dukes) and his daughters-in-law Mae (Penny Fuller) e Meggy (Jessica Lange) are disputing who will administrate his lands after his closer death. His favorite and alcoholic son Brick (Tommy Lee Jones) has no other interest in life but get drunk and switch-off the world. This theatrical and talky story passes in one unique ambient and is based in dialogs. The family is a nest of snakes, with lies, greed and total lack of respect for each other. The running time is 140 min. and bores the viewer, specially because of the fake accent of the cast. I am Brazilian, and for me, this forced Mississipi accent (specially the melodramatic one of Jessica Lange) is ridiculous and tedious, but I do not know the effect in those who are native in English. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): 'Gata em Teto de Zinco Quente' ('Cat on a Hot Zinc Roof')
Obs: I have just received the following feedback from an IMDb User, regarding the accent of the cast: "I am a Mississippi native and can assure you that you are totally incorrect in this assertion. The performers are right on."
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