Monday, July 18, 2005


I love it when I run across movies like this....very small yet off beat and original....they are very few and far between:

Directed by Phil Morrison it stars: Embeth Davidtz, Allesandro Nivola, Celia Weston, Scott Wilson, Benjamin McKenzie, Amy Adams, Amy Barefoot, Matt Besser, Beth Bostic, Katherine Foster, R. Keith Harris, Victoria Jackson, Tarra Jolly, David Kuhn, John McGee, Jerry Minor, Will Oldham, Joanne Pankow, Adrian Roberts, Chuck Russell, Frank Hoyt Taylor, Bobby Tisdale, Alicia Van Couvering, Caitlin Van Hecke, and Gregory Wagner.

The Story: When Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), a British-born dealer in regional, “outsider” art, travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a local painter for her gallery, she and her brand-new, younger husband George (Alessandro Nivola) extend the trip to include an introduction to his family: his prickly mother Peg (Celia Weston); his taciturn father Eugene (Scott Wilson); his angry younger brother Johnny (Benjamin McKenzie), who has always suffered in the shadow of his over-achieving brother; and Johnny’s very pregnant and innocently garrulous wife Ashley (Amy Adams).

Although Ashley immediately takes to the sophisticated Madeleine and embraces her as a sister, the other members of George’s family, especially his mother, are less than receptive. With George falling into his old routine of spending time alone, Madeleine relies almost entirely on Ashley to help her navigate the family dinners, Church meetings and Ashley’s baby shower, all while desperately trying to close the deal on the artist. Tensions mount when Ashley goes into labor and each family member’s priorities, Madeleine’s included, are confronted.

"Why doesn't he just grab my ass and get it over with?"

"Yeh , I was the young good looking one!"

"Twenty nine bottles of beer on the wall....!"

"Yeh the art critics will probably call this my bitching about mama period!"

"Once you go fat, you never go back!"

"No! It's easy being a retard painter....just paint anything and everyone calls you a genius."

"I know you like to call him "the greatest living outsider painter", but I just like to call him"my little hose master" !"

Sorry Phil!

Release Date: August 3rd, 2005

Have a nice day!


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