"Sam and Joe" tells the story of an abusive relationship that refuses to end. Eventually, they do find the strength to separate and Sam is given the perfect opportunity to start again with ... See full summary »
Michael T. Ringer,
The sins of the fathers. In a town near Little Rock, Lucy Fowler works hard for a construction firm; on weekends she drinks, goes home with someone, and come early morning, wakes and leaves as fast as she can. She cares a lot about her father, newly back in town, a painfully shy man who has nothing to say to her. She does go to a Holy Roller church with him about the same time that she starts, fitfully, a relationship with Cal Percell, new in town and a good guy. She kisses him sober, but still has demons to confront. What's the source of her careless ways; can she turn coal into a diamond?Written by
Writer and Director Joey Lauren Adams wrote the part of Lucy for herself, but gave the part to Ashley Judd when she decided she would be unable to direct the film and star in it. See more »
The jukebox Lucy picks up sits in the back of the pick-up truck for most of the movie because she doesn't know what she is going to do with it. After her breakdown, she goes back to apologize to her father for her drunken outrage the night before and when she pulls up, the jukebox is missing from the back of her truck - it's easy to tell as the jukebox is higher than the cab of her pick-up. In the next scene, when she goes to visit Cal, the jukebox is back on her pick-up truck. See more »
You got no say over your heart, Lucy. And if you think you do, you'd best not let yours roam too far.
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I just saw the the movie yesterday at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City obviously during Sundance. The place was packed. The movie was 97 minutes which I thought was long. The movie kept my attention somewhat (wasn't dozing off) but it was just missing something. No high or low points in the movie. After listening to the Director and finding out that it it has taken 5 years to produce this movie I was shocked. Ashley Judd did an OK job of acting but this movie was about a lady drinker who loved to have sex with no relationship. Thats it. Nothing more. The country music in the movie was good. I would consider buying the soundtrack if there was one. Don't count on it, according to the director.
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