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Bloodworth (2010)

Provinces of Night (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | 20 May 2011 (USA)
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A man who left home 40 years earlier to become a country singer returns home to the tattered remains of his broken family and a grandson who is desperately trying to escape the family curse.

Director:

Shane Dax Taylor

Writers:

W. Earl Brown (screenplay), William Gay (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Val Kilmer ... Warren Bloodworth
Kris Kristofferson ... E. F. Bloodworth
Hilary Duff ... Raven Lee Halfacre
Reece Thompson ... Fleming Bloodworth
Dwight Yoakam ... Boyd Bloodworth
Frances Conroy ... Julia Bloodworth
W. Earl Brown ... Brady Bloodworth
Hilarie Burton ... Hazel
Sheila Kelley ... Louise Halfacre
Barry Corbin ... Itchy
Brent Briscoe ... Coble
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Acland Ben Acland ... Clerk
Bear Adkisson Bear Adkisson ... Colt
Robert Beck Robert Beck ... The Professor
Jill Chapman Jill Chapman ... Young Julia
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Storyline

E.F. Bloodworth has returned to his home - a forgotten corner of Tennessee - after forty years of roaming. The wife he walked out on has withered and faded, his three sons are grown and angry. Warren is a womanizing alcoholic, Boyd is driven by jealousy to hunt down his wife and her lover, and Brady puts hexes on his enemies from his mamma's porch. Only Fleming, the old man's grandson, treats him with the respect his age commands, and sees past all the hatred to realize the way it can poison a man's soul. It is ultimately the love of Raven Lee, a sloe-eyed beauty from another town, that gives Fleming the courage to reject this family curse. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodworth See more »

Filming Locations:

Atkinson, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,612, 22 May 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,971, 29 May 2011
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This is the second time Hilarie Burton and Barry Corbin have worked together. The first time being One Tree Hill (2003). See more »

Quotes

Julia Bloodworth: If sense was gunpowder, every one of you men together wouldn't have enough to load a round of birdshot.
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You Don't Tell Me What To Do
Written and Performed by Kris Kristofferson
Produced by T Bone Burnett
Engineered and Mixed by Jason Wormer
Assistant Engineer Vanessa Parr
Assistant to T Bone Burnett: Jessica C. Mitchell
Contractor/Production Coordinator Ivy Skoff
The Band: Kris Kristofferson (guitars, vocals, harmonica); David Kemper (drums); Dennis Crouch (acoustic bass); Tony Gilkyson (guitar); T Bone Burnett (guitar); Michael Johnstone (pedal steel)
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some great actors struggling in a mess
11 October 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Fleming Bloodworth (Reece Thompson) is desperate to leave his small town life. His uncle Warren (Val Kilmer) is a wild man with Hazel (Hilarie Burton) in his car. He's too drunk to drive. He pushes underage Fleming to drive him and passed out Hazel to Louise Halfacre (Sheila Kelley). This leads to a drunken fight between Hazel and Louise. The good part is that Fleming connects with Louise's daughter Raven Lee Halfacre (Hilary Duff). His grandfather E. F. Bloodworth (Kris Kristofferson) returns after 40 years on the road as a traveling singer. He had abandoned his wife (Frances Conroy) and his 3 sons. The Bloodworth men are all broken and bitter.

The problem seems to be that the characters are all random wild southern screw ups. The script is a mess of characters going every which way. Things happen that I'm uncertain about. A pig shows up in the middle for some reason. I'm fine with Reece Thompson but Hilary Duff leaves me with concerns. She has this bubbly personality that can't be restraint but her character needs to be darker. Her mother is such a mess that it has to show up in her performance. At first glance, the problem basically boils down to director Shane Dax Taylor in his second movie and screenwriter W. Earl Brown on his first film script. The inexperience really shows.


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