State of Alabama, 1969. The family Caldwell suddenly learns that Jim’s former wife (Robert Dyuvoll), the patriarch of a clan and the father of four adult children, died in Britain where she lived with the second, English husband Kingsley Bedfordom (John Hert). As the woman bequeathed to bury itself on «the small homeland», Kingsley and two his adult children bring a coffin to Alabama and for the first time face the numerous American relatives.
Jane Mansfield – the Hollywood sex bomb and Marilyn Monroe’s contemporary competitor which in 1967 was lost in accident
Since the western soldiers забурились to the Afghan mountains and the Iraq sand, the Hollywood directors and pulls seriously to talk about war. Not in sense «Ur, we lomy, bend Swedes!», and in sense «The hand of fighters was tired to prick» and «Take an overcoat, went home!». As well as it was possible to expect, the first pictures of such popularity did not get, because even conversations on war in newspapers, on the Internet, on TV and on radio quite sufficed to socially anxious audience. It became clear that if the director wants to talk about the soldiers coming back from the front, unnecessary victims, the tragedy of generation and to volume similar gloomy things, it should veil and wrap this conversation in a digestible wrapper – just as veterinarians give to cats of a tablet, wrapping them in meat slices.
"Car" has no relation to Russia, however the film was created with the assistance of the leader Russian TV and film producer Alexander Rodnyanskogo
«The car Jane Mansfield» – such cinema, a tablet in a meat slice. This film is advertized as the historical family tragicomedy about collision of two cultures – pompous British and picturesque American southerners (Alabama, we will remind, it is considered «Dixie’s heart», that is the South of the USA). Really, "Car" begins as the comedy, both the actor and director Billey Bob Thornton displays the whole platoon of amusing characters, including the own hero – slightly autichny fan of fast cars, which on the first appointment to the British relative (as they not blood relatives, it not an incest!) suggests it to undress and naked to read verses because it is raised by her English accent. However when Thornton’s character himself undresses in a shot, it becomes clear that before us not so ingenuous sitcom with jokes about accents, sex, "grass", hippie (the 1960th years!) and about contradictions of fathers and children. Why? Because the torso of the Skip of Caldwell all is covered with burns. During the Second World War he was pilot expert and was not lost nearly when his plane lit up. As a result the fragment which has begun as a romantic scene, flows in a penetrating monologue of the Skip that he worried at the front and in the back.
Further – it is more. All adult men from number Kolduellov and Bedfordov appear veterans (seniors participated in World War I, younger – in World War II), and each of them receives chance to be uttered. Or to tell about itself, or to talk about others. So, it becomes clear that Kingsley despises the son that that together with the British garrison of Singapore gave up in captivity to Japanese, and the senior from brothers Caldwell envies brothers because they were at war at the front, and it served at home. "Car" quickly develops into a serious and intense session of group psychotherapy, and jokes leave on the second plan, though do not disappear at all (Dyuvoll funny plays the person who has casually accepted an acid).