Friday, January 03, 2014


JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR.  Well, they had to name the movie something.  And about 5 minutes were devoted to Jayne Mansfield car, the one she had a wreck in that killed her in Louisiana - but that part could have been left out and I don't think it would alter the plot at all.   However, there seems to be the reoccurring subject of car wrecks that kill people.  The old man, head of household, had something about car wrecks.  He would sit by his police band radio at night listening for deadly wrecks.  When he heard of one he would go to the scene to look at the wrecked car(s) and see the victims before they were removed.   

It is about a wealthy man and his eccentric family and his late wife who has come home from England to be buried.  Her British husband and his daughter and son come along - I'm not sure if the two grown children were hers or not. 

The movie deals a lot in complex  father and son relationships and various wars that almost all the men had served in.   It also has some kinky sex - that should up the  rentals.

It was written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton who also was one of the stars.  Other actors were Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, John Hurt, Robert Patrick, Ray Stevenson,  Frances  O'Connor,  and  more.  And now, they all  can claim 1 Degree from Kevin Bacon*

*That is, all but Kevin Bacon. 


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