Jayne Mansfield's Car

Jayne Mansfield's Car

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It₂s 1969 in a small Alabama town, and the death of a quirky clan's long-estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families for the funeral. But do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart or expose truths that could lead to the most unexpected collisions of all?
Branch Call Number: JAYNE MANSFIEL CAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Oct 23, 2018

I lived in the South in the 1960's, and, let me tell you, there were so many events that gave Southerners reason to be explosive. The film's premise is the explosiveness of differences in cultures, meeting head-to-head, causing even wars. Billy Bob Thornton, who is also from the South, wrote, directed, and starred in this film. He has a very clear picture of the clashes which occurred during this time. Very strong characters with very strong intentions. Strong clashes of belief structures, and very well done. The end of the film shows how the differences of opinion affect us, how the 'wars' continue, not only in our personal daily lives, but also in society.

Dec 18, 2017

*disclaimer* I am fed up with writers/directors that include female characters solely as potential sex partners for the 'real' characters.
The relationships here did not ring true - between the 2 families or among the brothers. The fact that hair/ make up were such a distraction, indicates to me that the story line was too thin. I am however, left feeling curious about the touring "wrecked car" circuit.

Nov 16, 2017

Excellent movie. Way above my initial expectations. Definitely worth watching.

Franln Dec 07, 2016

What an interesting and endearing story. Robert Duvall is an amazing actor, as is the rest the cast. Ron White has a tiny role basically playing himself which is pretty hilarious. The movie title is really irrelevant to the story.

Oct 04, 2016

I didn't even watch the whole thing. Basically a bunch of dysfunctional idiots maundering on about their family dynamics. Robert Duvall can be really irritating when he overplays the mean old grouchy curmudgeon, just as he has in other movies, including "Secondhand Lions". The movie was just more on the stupid Tennessee Williams/William Faulkner dissipated southern dick-head theme.

7duffy Aug 30, 2015

Great performances and well directed by Billy Bob Thornton. Some good introspective moments of family scars and some ground already covered in other movies. Overall, a decent film.

clover05 Apr 29, 2014

Ditto the below warning. This was a terrible movie on all levels -the premise. the storyline, the era portrayed (1969), the dialogue, the acting - everything was off and nothing rang true. Accept it as comedy and perhaps it works. Billy Bob as a WWII ace shot down over Guadalcanal still looking for daddy Duvall love in his 50's? Kevin Bacon as a marine medic wounded in the battle for Saipan who 25 years later runs around as an extraordinarily phony hippie wondering why daddy Duvall had never responded to a WWII letter he wrote. Robert Patrick as an uptight martinet who is jealous of his brothers because he only ran a laundry in WWII - but he's daddy D's favorite - perhaps. Never seen so much 50's (age of characters) angst so badly played. But then again, accept it as a spoof (to include one really poor daddy d psychedelic incident) and perhaps you can get through it - but probably not for the reasons the makers intended.

Jan 21, 2014

don't bother...what a waste of time...kept waiting for something but just bombed...i'll never get back those 220 minutes~!


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Oct 23, 2018

Sexual Content: Nudity, strong language, and sex. Not for children.


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