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Jayne Mansfield's Car (2013)

Jayne Mansfield's Car

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

September 13, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

121 min.

Studio

Anchor Bay Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Billy Bob Thornton

Producer

Alexander Rodnyansky, Geyer Kosinski

Screenwriter

Tom Epperson, Billy Bob Thornton

Starring

Story


A bittersweet meditation on the aftermath of war, "Jayne Mansfield's Car" looks at two families, one Southern and one British, in Alabama in 1969. Brought together by the death of a woman who was married first to Jim Caldwell (Robert Duvall) and then to Kingsley Bedford (John Hurt), the families struggle with long-held resentments, jealousy, fear of growing old and, most poignantly, the tension between three generations of fathers and sons whose notions of manhood are shaped by their exposure to combat, its myths and realities.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the movie even gets away with its classicist vibe for a good while too..”
by Robert Abele [Los Angeles Times]
“..but in its best moments, you can see what the film might have been with half a dozen fewer characters..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..just as the title awkwardly envelops a movie star's demise in heavy symbolism, all this plays out rather clunkily in the script by Thornton and Tom Epperson..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]