I’m (still) not quite sure what the hell Billy Bob Thornton is trying to achieve with directing some ridicoulous movies (yeah, yeah, shoot me!) but somehow his Jayne Mansfield’s Car managed to get to the Berlinale 2012.
This title is in competition section and who knows even a Golden Bear statue is a possibility…
I just saw the first clip from the whole thing, and as you already guess I’m not fascinated (although I definitely salute the cast!) but they’re still describing it as an ensemble drama about families – two colorful clans in 1969.
In case you’re Bob Thornton’s fan, you should check out the synopsis part that goes like this:
Brought together by the death of a woman who was married, first to the Southern American Jim Caldwell and then to the British Kingsley Bedford, Naomi’s families meet for the first time at the Caldwells’ Alabama home with uneasy curiosity.
The culture clash of the Nineteen Sixties, and of the Old World versus the Old South, become a backdrop for the Caldwells’ and the Bedfords’ heartfelt and sometimes hilarious struggles with long-held resentments, family rivalries and secrets, and the memories of war and how it shaped three generations of fathers and sons…
Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick,Ray Stevenson, Katherine LaNasa and Frances O’Connor all star in the movie.