In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina, for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover, Walid.
Did You Know?
When Beth mentions that she had never really experienced anyone dying, and says that she is sad that she will never see Daddy Mac again, while they are in the car driving to Daddy Mac's funeral, she also says that there was a boy in school who died in a car accident. This is a reference to the car accident Alan Ball
was in with his older sister driving when he was 13 years old, and she died right in front of him. Ball has been quoted as saying that this accident is why almost everything he writes has at least a reference to death, if not the overall theme. See more
When Beth and Wally are travelling in the convertible, the scenery in the shots from the front of the car does not match with the scenery in the shots from the sides of the car. It changes from fields to forest and back again. See more
See, once you get out of a town like Creekville, not only do you see how small your world was, you also see how much bigger it could become.
References The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Written by Donald Storball
Performed by The Capitols See more