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Daddy and Them (2001)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2002 (Mexico)
Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

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When an uncle is charged with murder, the event reverberates throughout a poor Arkansas family, including a struggling musician and his wife, her mother, her sister, and his father. Written by matt95

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Rated R for strong language | See all certifications »
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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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The original plan was to release this film to theaters, but Miramax felt it was not "commercial" enough, so it debuted on cable television. See more »

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Claude Montgomery: Alvin busted in on me in the toilet tonight while I was doin' lumber.
Ruby Montgomery: I'm sorry, sugar.
Claude Montgomery: I guess it's okay, he's my brother.
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it's a strange one...
22 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

What an odd little film. I expected something a little out of the ordinary, having been a fan of Billy Bob Thornton since Slingblade, and this ALMOST worked but didn't quite - ultimately let down by Thornton's inability to end the movie.

On the plus side, all the performances are good, apart from a rather hysterical turn from Brenda Blethyn, there are some nicely observed family dynamics, a few great comic lines, and the whole movie is lit brilliantly - making it visually interesting instead of potentially dull.

On the minus side, it's film you have to be patient with to discover its good qualities. The dialogue is offbeat and interesting but the plot feels like a long short-film. And then the ending... what a botched job! There's a PERFECT ending which would have made this a succinct, quite special little film. Instead Thorton goes to another scene. And another AND ANOTHER and... who knows how many, because at that point the DVD we were watching got stuck in protest and we all agreed that we'd seen the best of Daddy And Them, and that we should hit eject before we became hostile.


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