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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)

R | | Drama | 20 August 2013 (USA)
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Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions?

Director:

Billy Bob Thornton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Jim Caldwell
John Hurt ... Kingsley Bedford
Billy Bob Thornton ... Skip Caldwell
Kevin Bacon ... Carroll Caldwell
Robert Patrick ... Jimbo Caldwell
Ray Stevenson ... Phillip Bedford
Frances O'Connor ... Camilla Bedford
Katherine LaNasa ... Donna Baron
Marshall Allman ... Alan Caldwell
Shawnee Smith ... Vicky Caldwell
John Patrick Amedori ... Mickey Caldwell
Ron White ... Neal Baron
Irma P. Hall ... Dorothy Lambert
Carissa Capobianco ... April Baron
Karli Barnett ... Autumn Baron
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A young man in the 1940s raises a family in Alabama after his wife leaves him for an Englishman and moves to England. When the wife dies, she leaves a request to be brought back to Alabama to be buried, and at that point, the man hasn't seen her in nearly thirty years. The two families, her original family she abandoned, and her English family, meet and make an attempt to adjust to each other, with uneven results. Written by alfiehitchie

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, nudity, drug use and some bloody images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Robert Duvall and Billy Bob Thornton appeared in Sling Blade (1996), The Apostle (1997), and The Judge (2014). See more »

Goofs

Alabama did not issue front license plates in 1969. The numbers shown are not correct for Alabama plates. See more »

Quotes

Neal Baron: Boy, it's a shame about her movin' on. She's in a better place now. Better than England anyway, from what I know of it.
[laughs]
Neal Baron: I'm just fucking with you, son.
[smacks Phillip on the back]
Neal Baron: But not really. God damn, it's miserable over there. I went over there once on business and, God damn, I don't see how y'all do it. You can't get so much as one good meal over there. They wouldn't know a grill if one bit 'em on the ass. And musty? God damn, cold shitty. Boil everything. They'd boil a goddamn ...
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Soundtracks

"Hydrogen Atom'
Music by Robert Derrickson, Greg Huppert, Richard Pogue & Jack Taylor
Performed by Bedlam Four
By arrangement with Rebecca Allers, Robert Derrickson, Richard Pogue & Jack Taylor
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Fabulous
31 December 2013 | by selffamilySee all my reviews

I watched this DVD this afternoon, expecting not much and becoming glued to the whole thing. The characters were drawn perfectly, and we saw the characters of the American family drawn carefully for us before we met the English family. (I did wonder what would have happened, had the English family not spoken with such pristine middle class accents, but that's silly, no American woman would fall for anything less.) There is a touch of farce, some neurosis and some age-old baggage to be sorted before the film ends, touchingly and with horror written on the face of the father in question. It's not a blockbuster, and it's not full of hysterical dramas, but it did put me in mind of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and not purely because of the accents - the taught drama spinning away behind the pleasant and civilised dialogue. Excellent all round.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jayne Mansfield's Car See more »

Filming Locations:

Cedartown, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,320, 15 September 2013

Gross USA:

$14,836

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,178
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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