Daddy and Them

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Daddy and Them
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DVD release cover
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Produced by Larry Meistrich
Written by Billy Bob Thornton
Starring Billy Bob Thornton
Laura Dern
Diane Ladd
Kelly Preston
Jim Varney
Jamie Lee Curtis
Ben Affleck
Music by Larry Paxton
Marty Stuart
Kristin Wilkinson
Cinematography Barry Markowitz
Edited by Sally Menke
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date(s) June 6, 2001
Running time 101 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $4,000,000

Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written, directed and starred by Billy Bob Thornton. In addition to Thornton, it stars Laura Dern, Ben Affleck, Kelly Preston, Diane Ladd, Brenda Blethyn, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jim Varney who died before the movie's release, making it the last movie he appeared in.

The original plan was to release the film in theaters but the film got only limited distribution as the Miramax found the film not "commercial" enough. "Daddy and Them" opened to positive reviews, with many critics praising film's southern humour, Thornton's work as a writer/director and the performances by entire cast. It currently holds a 83% rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes. [1]


Ruby and Claude Montgomery are a very insecure and jealous couple, who must help when Claude's Uncle Hazel is jailed for attempted murder. An Arkansan family reunites as they travel with Ruby's older sister Rose, with whom Claude had a previous relationship, and Ruby and Rose's mother Jewel, who continuously talks about Rose and Claude's past relationship, which irritates Ruby.



The song from the same-titled album "In Spite of Ourselves" used during the closing credits was performed by John Prine and Iris DeMent.


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