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Sordid Lives (2000)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 11 May 2001 (USA)
As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

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We become intimate with the "Sordid Lives" of a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed as Tammy Wynette, the sister and her best friend (who live in delightfully kitschy homes), and the two daughters (one strait-laced and one quite a bit looser). Written by Randall Gellens <imdb+add@randy.pensive.org>

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$13,167, 13 May 2001, Limited Release

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$1,111,273
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This film contains many of the original actors from the long running stage-production, with the actors who originated the Bonnie Bedelia and Beau Bridges roles (Mary Margaret Lewis and Mitch Carter) playing the receptionist Ethel and security guard in the mental institution. See more »

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When Sissy and Noleta are speaking in the living room a boom mic is visible. See more »

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Brother Boy: Shoot her in the head Wardell!
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The featured cast sings a karaoke type song at the beginning of the final credits. This is frequently interrupted by Juanita making inane comments. See more »

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Get Off The Cross, We Need the Wood
Written by Sharyn Leavitt (as Sharyn Lane) and Kacey Jones
Performed by Scott Jones
Musicians: The Doo Wah Riders
© 2000 Zamalama Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI} Mamalama Music Publishing (ASCAP) Used by permission
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Funny, kind, hip and in its 23rd week in Palm Springs, CA
21 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this with my 30-something son who asked, still smiling, as we came out of the theater, "How long do you think they took to make that?" "About a week," I answered and I'll bet they had the time of their lives."

Sordid Lives manages to be sweet, glib, compassionate, irreverent, moving and very funny on an obvious shoe string budget. A triumph over crash 'em up Hollywood and stale romance flicks.

See it in a theater if you can, the group amusement is a pleasure to share.


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