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Daddy and Them (2001)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2002 (Mexico)
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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Claude Montgomery
... Ruby Montgomery
... Jewel
... Rose
... O.T. Montgomery
... Elbe Montgomery
... Alvin Montgomery
Jeff Bailey ... J.C. Montgomery
... Hazel Montgomery
... Julia Montgomery
... Billy Montgomery
... Tommy Christian
Daniel Steven DiVito ... Max
... Elaine Bowen
... Lawrence Bowen
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When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father. Written by matt95

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Ruby Montgomery: I like to be up when there ain't nobody else up. Feels like the whole world's asleep. Can't nuthin' get ya or bother ya. Ya know?
Claude Montgomery: Well, it seems to me that's when everything *can* get you. That's when folks get knocked in the head, and shot, cut up and everything, at night.
Ruby Montgomery: I don't want to think about things like that right now. If your gonna keep talkin' about it, you'll have to sleep on the couch.
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BBT is up to something!
1 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I will be the first to admit that I was skeptical about Thorton writing and directing this movie. And since I was (still am) going through a complicated divorce when I saw the movie, it made me cringe a few times in the first half of the movie. Up until Julia had her outburst - after that, things started to converge. Without giving away too much, I'll say that I can easily compare this movie to a symphony that is unconventional in the sense that it doesn't have a climax where a naive audience expects it to be. However, the first half being full of dissonance and stark tones, that almost magically become resolved into a harmony.

Seeing as though the IMDb patrons gave this movie only barely more than a 5 score, what I am going to say now will be controversial: I think Thorton is a freaking genius, and I am glad I watched this movie. For me, this is a solid 8 stars.


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