A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.
After rock musician Randall Pritchard's fatal car accident, his wife and band mate Delia Byrd drags their unwilling daughter Cissy from his California home to her own, a Georgia backwater. There they move in with Delia's hard-handed first partner, now terminal Clint Windsor, how she left with their daughters Amanda and Dede, who are now summoned to the 'reassembled' family. Clint's ma completes the messy picture. Written by
I dwell on the humdrum experience that is the indie film "Cavedweller". Someone should have "redlighted" this "Cavedweller" and eternally shelve it in its cave. Kyra Sedgwick stars as Delia Byrd, a recent widower who returns to her small hometown in Georgia in hoping to reunite with her adolescent daughters from her first marriage; or in other words the Bird left her California dwell to get Georgia on her mind again. This movie does deserve lifetime achievements; meaning it should only be playing on the "Lifetime" channel. Sedgwick, who is Kevin Bacon's wife in real life, proves that Mr. Bacon is the only one in that dwellhold who is worthy of bringing home the acting bacon. Sorry, Kyra! I guess I got "kyrad" away! Aidan Quinn plays Delia's moribund alcoholic ex-husband who pleads to her to live out his final days with her at his side with their two daughters. Quinn continues his cold thespian streak. He was a mighty acting quinn at one time, but has not shined on screen since his work in "Legends of the Fall". How the legends fall quickly! Director Lisa Cholodenko's noncreative vision of "Cavedweller" was as dark & tedious as a cave itself. "Cavedweller" could have been much better! ** Needs Improvement
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