Altman’s touching black comedy of Deep Southern manners centres on the wrongful arrest for murder of an African American everyone believes is innocent.
Dir Robert Altman
With Liv Tyler, Charles S Dutton, Ned Beatty, Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Patricia Neal
A gentle, surprisingly affecting black comedy of Deep Southern manners, with an eccentric Mississippi dowager’s African American caretaker and companion (Dutton) arrested for her murder – even though everyone in town, cops included, believes him innocent – thanks to the conniving lies of the dead woman’s niece (Close). A warmly human, frequently very funny meditation on friendship and family, love, loyalty and self-knowledge.