Shane Dax Taylor
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After 20 years of roaming, E.F. Bloodworth returns home to his forgotten corner of Tennessee to find the wife he walked out on withered and faded and his three sons grown and angry. 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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 8
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Kris Kristofferson, Val Kilmer and Dwight Yoakam are compelling in beautifully lived-in, vanity-free performances, but the drama's escalating dread fizzles in a farcical pileup of disaster.
Fresh: The film's payoff is clumsy and obvious. But Kristofferson, Corbin, Kilmer, Yoakam and Duff create indelible characters in just a few scenes each.
This was such a good movie!! The actors are so good I did not want this movie to end!!
Did You All Miss Something Here?
As much as I like Kristofferson (and that's quite a bit) I can't help but wonder what the other viewers saw in this movie. The main character walked out on his wife, leaving her to raise three children. That doesn't exactly imbue him with a state of grace as far as I'm concerned. Then along comes this young, naive grandson who "treats him with the respect his age commands"? Sorry folks, I may have bought the ticket but I'm NOT buying the moral of the storyline. For all intents and purposes, this is nothing more than a weak, tweaked and twisted attempt to somewhat copy the success of a Jeff Bridges Academy Award winning performance.
Great script, great story, strong performances, amazing music. This film is definitely worth a watch! Hilary Duff is proving herself with each role that she's not Lizzie McGuire anymore. I see good things in her future. Two thumbs up!