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Sordid Lives (2000)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 11 May 2001 (USA)
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As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

Director:

Del Shores

Writers:

Del Shores (play), Del Shores (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Newton-John ... Bitsy Mae Harling
Kirk Geiger ... Ty Williamson
Sarah Hunley Sarah Hunley ... Juanita Bartlett
Newell Alexander ... Wardell 'Bubba' Owens
Beau Bridges ... G.W. Nethercott
Earl Houston Bullock Earl Houston Bullock ... Odell Owens (as Earl H. Bullock)
Beth Grant ... Sissy Hickey
Delta Burke ... Noleta Nethercott
Leslie Jordan ... Earl 'Brother Boy' Ingram
Mitch Carter ... Bumper
Bonnie Bedelia ... Latrelle Williamson
Sharron Alexis ... Sara Kaufman
Ann Walker Ann Walker ... LaVonda DuPree
Mary Margaret Lewis Mary Margaret Lewis ... Ethel (as Mary-Margaret Lewis)
Rosemary Alexander ... Dr. Eve Bolinger
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Storyline

We become intimate with the "Sordid Lives" of a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed as Tammy Wynette, the sister and her best friend (who live in delightfully kitschy homes), and the two daughters (one strait-laced and one quite a bit looser). Written by Randall Gellens <imdb+add@randy.pensive.org>

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They're all connected... whether they like it or not! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,167, 13 May 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,111,273
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Delta Burke's role was originally supposed to be played as a larger woman, but when she showed up on the set having lost a lot of weight, a pivotal scene was played as if she had lost the weight, but her neglectful husband hadn't noticed. (The role was originally to be played by Patrika Darbo.) See more »

Goofs

In our first view of the corpse, it is wearing red lipstick. In the very next view, the lips are pink. Then they are red again in subsequent scenes. See more »

Quotes

Brother Boy: I think you are just an evil, bitter, old, alcoholic sex fiend who needs a lifetime of therapy herself!
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits, Grandma Peggy asks "Where'd everyone go?" See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad
Written by Billy Sherrill and Glenn Sutton
Used by permission of EMI AL GALICO MUSIC CORP
Performed by Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Sony SPecial Products
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Don't miss the special jewel!
18 May 2002 | by cowboy-chefSee all my reviews

We could not start the car once we reached it because we were laughing so hard. Yes, after 4 months of playing at this theathre it was packed for a 5:45 showing and most of the people were blue haired ladies. Well this was Palm Spings and it was the week before Memorial Day, but don't let the little old ladies stop you, they had found a very funny movie and you'll laugh for days afterwards.


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