PG-13 | | Drama
Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts ... See full summary »
Alfre Woodard shares the same birthday as actress Esther Rolle on November 8th
I don't know how she's going to recognize me. She thinks somebody else is her own dead mother.
Earl Sinclair: Oh, yeah? Maybe somethin' come back if she more of ya.
Will Sinclair: Dad, how many times we got to talk about this? I'm not moving back to Mississippi.
Earl Sinclair: But your roots ...
The bus runs, in two scenes, on narrow gravel roads. No scheduled bus line anywhere between Chicago and Mississippi would have run on a gravel road since, maybe, the 1930s.
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