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A traumatic event sends a musician (Sedgwick) back to her hometown in an effort to reunite with the daughters she abandoned. To do so, she must confront her abusive ex-husband (Quinn), from whom she fled years ago.

Director:

Lisa Cholodenko

Writers:

Dorothy Allison (novel), Anne Meredith (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyra Sedgwick ... Delia Byrd
Aidan Quinn ... Clint Windsor
Sherilyn Fenn ... M.T.
Jill Scott ... Rosemary
Regan Arnold Regan Arnold ... Cissy Pritchard
Vanessa Zima ... Amanda Windsor
Jackie Burroughs ... Grandma Windsor
April Mullen ... Dede
Dan Lett ... Reverend Hillman
Myron Natwick ... Granddaddy Byrd
Kevin Bacon ... Randall Pritchard
Anne Holloway Anne Holloway ... Mrs. Crane
Mat Langford Mat Langford ... Lester
Jon Langford Jon Langford ... Herman (as Jonathan Langford)
Barry Walsh Barry Walsh ... Pete
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Storyline

After rock musician Randall Pritchard's fatal car accident, his wife and band mate Delia Byrd drags their unwilling daughter Cissy from his California home to her own, a Georgia backwater. There they move in with Delia's hard-handed first partner, now terminal Clint Windsor, how she left with their daughters Amanda and Dede, who are now summoned to the 'reassembled' family. Clint's ma completes the messy picture. Written by KGF Vissers

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English

Release Date:

10 September 2011 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

I dokimasia tis kyrias Byrd See more »

Filming Locations:

Cayuga, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick also appeared in Lemon Sky (1988), Pyrates (1991), Murder in the First (1995), The Woodsman (2004), and Loverboy (2005). See more »

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Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

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The Best That I Can
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Depressing, and dull.
27 June 2004 | by shizz_27See all my reviews

The new film from Lisa Cholodenko (HIGH ART) is slow and uninvolving. A woman (Kyra Sedgwick) returns to Georgia seeking custody of the two daughters she abandoned years ago. She left their abusive father (played by Aidan Quinn), now ailing, for a rock star (Kevin Bacon, thirty seconds worth), with whom she has another daughter. None of the kids like her. Sedgwick smokes a lot, and sits around looking despondent. There are lots of close-ups of her driving, and reflecting on the past, feeling sorry for herself. And, numerous shots of sunsets. But, Cholodenko never decides what to do with any of it. There's no real direction, here -- just a series of depressing moments, with no hope in sight.

What a friggin' drag.


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