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
I have just discovered this film. I found myself deeply moved by the story of E.F Bloodworth who haunts himself and his family through his deep ties to his music. Kristofferson and other veteran cast members create jagged, unique and ultimately tragic souls. The young Reece Thompson playing Fleming and Hillary Duff as Raven are truly fine . They lend their characters a sensitivity in the midst of a harsh and degrading environment. And ultimately you can see a fierce dignity that sustains them. Please find this film and prepare yourself for a difficult but worthwhile experience.
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