Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
Written by: Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Cinematographer: Barry Markowitz
Producers: Alexander Rodnyansky and Geyer Kosinski
Executive producers: Sergei Bespalov, James D. Brubaker, Robert Teitel
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick, Frances O’Connor, Ray Stevenson, Shawnee Smith, Katherine LaNassa, John Patrick Amedori, Marshall Allman, Ron White
A bittersweet meditation on the aftermath of war, “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” looks at two families, one Southern and one British, in Alabama in 1969. Brought together by the death of a woman who was married first to Jim Caldwell (Robert Duvall) and then to Kingsley Bedford (John Hurt), the families struggle with long-held resentments, jealousy, fear of growing old and, most poignantly, the tension between three generations of fathers and sons whose notions of manhood are shaped by their exposure to combat, its myths and realities.