Ty Burr
November 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
performer
Beau Bridges, Beverly D'Angelo
distributor
MGM/UA Home Video
genre
Drama

We gave it a D

Can we please have a moratorium on filmed stage plays about wacky Southerners with names like Lurleen? First we had Crimes of the Heart, then Last Night at the Alamo, then Steel Magnolias, and now comes this blue-tick special about a squabbling no-neck family, Daddy’s Dyin’?Who’s Got the Will?. A fine cast (including Beverly D’Angelo and Beau Bridges) beats its head against a script that has nothing to say and a particularly grating way of saying it. Judge Reinhold’s performance as a gently subversive hippie and the late Bert Remsen as the father provide a few grace notes. D

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