When four grown siblings return to their hometown to say farewell to their dying mother, the brief stay they anticipated instead turns into an agonizing two weeks in this indie tearjerker based on director Steve Stockman's personal experience.
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- Steve Stockman
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that most teens probably won't be interested in this indie drama about adult siblings brought together by their dying mother. Her death leads to some sad scenes, and she appears increasingly pained and sick (at one point, unable to eat, she sits down to dinner with her family, chews spare ribs, and spits out the food -- then her kids follow suit to make her feel better). Tense scenes among the siblings show their jealousies and resentments. Characters discuss painkilling drugs, and one son smokes a joint. Language includes several uses of "f--k," plus "s--t" and "damn."
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Dying mother's body is ravaged by cancer, so she's visibly weaker, pale, and sad.
- Profanity includes several uses of "f--k," as well as "s--t," "damn," and "bitch."
- Social Behavior
- Siblings argue over how to handle their mother's imminent death; eventually, everyone comes together. Cast is uniformly white except for a single African-American character, who's a nurse.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Keith smokes a joint; multiple refrences to drugs used to treat Anita (morphine, Percodan, Dilaudid); drinking and various toasts (wine and some liquor).
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it