Mike Heck remains imperturbable whether a fellow Orson, Indiana quarry employee is hurt in an explosion or his family goes through even more drama. Firstborn son Axl is in an arrogant self-contained phase, barely prepared to put on more then his boxers, let alone join in life. Lastborn Brick is weird already and his class's favorite target, as his teacher informs his defensive parents. Sister Sue is an utter screwup; her only success, admission to the school's lame show choir, turning into the worst public humiliation. She's most like mother Frankie who, despite utterly neglecting the household, is near dismissal for never selling a single car at the dealership...and nearly succeeding proves even worse.
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In the final scene, when Frankie is riding in the convertible and then abandoned on the country road, the greenery in the side ditches of the road keeps changing. It goes from green on one side and bare dirt on the other to bare dirt on both sides and then full greenery on both sides, and back to bare dirt again. See more
Mom, Dad... Are you guys disappointed in me, you know, 'cause I never make anything?
Oh, sure, I'm disappointed, hon. This is like the twelfth thing you've tried out for. I mean, I love not having to go to the events.
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