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I bought this movie to show my seniors. On the trailer , it looks like it would be a perfect movie for them to see. But wow ! I have to turn the movie off quick. The language has too much cursing and too dirty for my seniors. I was so ashamed that I tried to show them this movie. I should have watch it first to check if it is good for them,which I normally do. I was not expecting this.
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2013
Talk about a dysfunctional family! There is laughter and tears and the movie does bring "Happy Tears". The characters are varied and big names are filling many of the roles. It makes one who is a caregiver for an elderly person understand more fully their role. What a wonderful experience.
I saw this movie twice through my On Demand function, I loved it that much! (on two separate PAID occasions!) Parker Posey is apparently the "Queen" of indie films, and even though she gives her usual great performance here, it's Ellen Barkin who steals the show in my opinion, especially since I didn't recognize her at first. Her character cracks me up, so to speak, pun intended. She is absolutely hilarious as the "nurse"/exotic dancer who is living off Parker Posey's and Demi Moore's father, who is played by Rip Torn. Mr. Torn also gives a great turn as the deteriorating parent who is going through dementia. It is a combination of sad and hilarious as the girls deal with their father's condition and argue about their upbringing and who is ultimately currently responsible for his care at any given time. There is supposedly a buried treasure in the backyard; one daughter unquestionably believes and the other has never believed in it. This film is very touching and lightly funny, the performances are excellent, and I truly feel Ms. Barkin deserves an award for her portrayal of the exotic dancer/nurse, although she wasn't in the film very much. Demi Moore is outstanding as the more "together" sister, taking charge, and getting things done. Currently waiting for my own personal copy, this is one film that I won't mind watching over and over and over, which is rare for me.
1.0 out of 5 starsCan someone tell me the storyline?
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2012
This is vile, explicit and just a little bit ghastly. There is no storyline to speak of, unbelievable characters behaving more like animals. No entertainment, I watched it through to the bitter end and afterwards see it isn't worth trying to re-sell, I wonder why?
Oh Dear Lord, what a load of rubbish. Tears yes, happy no. I don't think we managed five minutes of this dour trash before it was ejected and re-listed for sale on Amazon. Maybe it gets better, but I wasn't prepared to find out. 0 out of 5!