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Movie: Texas Funeral

Just watched this movie. Damned fine cast. Damned weird movie. Entertaining as Hell.







"...there are places in this world where fable, myth, preconception, love, longing or prejudice step in and so distort a cool, clear appraisal that a kind of high colored magical confusion takes permanent hold...


surely Texas is such a place..."



~ John Steinbeck




Jeremiah Sparta (Martin Sheen) has died, and his family comes together for the rituals and festivities of death. This isn't any ordinary family, though: they're Texans. With a good dose of self-effacing humor, a star-studded cast portrays the idiosyncrasies that make Texans unique, for good, bad, or weird. There are money matters to be sorted and fought over, a nervous camel, a spirited old man whose soul just can't seem to lay down and rest. When L'il Sparta is unexpectedly visited by the ghost of his deceased grandfather, the family's darkest secrets -- and most luminous charms -- are revealed.



My thought on it: It is a coming of age tale set in the late 1960's - It's about life, death, camels and oil - in Texas... Not a bad way to spend an hour and a half (or so) on a hot afternoon. It's a strange little movie.



TexasT's rates it - TTT
out of a possible 5 TTTTT's



#movies #texas

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tx_cronopio
Jul. 15th, 2017 08:43 pm (UTC)
APrime? Netflix? Where'd you find it?
texasts
Jul. 15th, 2017 08:52 pm (UTC)
Whoops! Amazon Prime.
davesmusictank
Jul. 16th, 2017 10:46 am (UTC)
Oh cool - i am on Prime!

Edited at 2017-07-16 10:46 am (UTC)
kabuldur
Jul. 16th, 2017 11:00 am (UTC)
A coming of age movie. Sounds like it just might be up my alley :)
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