Daddy and Them
Daddy and Them (2001)

Billy Bob Thornton wrote, directed, and starred in this serio-comic look at the trials (literally and figuratively) of an eccentric Arkansas family. Struggling musician Claude (Thornton) and his wife Ruby (Laura Dern) get the news that… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 6, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eddie Cockrell

Beneath its deadpan and often absurdist exterior, "Daddy and Them" feels like a very personal piece of work about how family really does come first, warts and all.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews many other opportunities are you going to get to hear Andy Griffith use a particularly nasty euphemism for prison rape?

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Isn't horrible and isn't a classic either.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

With only modest expectations in mind, this dysfunction-palooza turns out to be a loosely knit, affable enough treat.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

As long as yahoo endeavors like this keep getting financed, don't expect the South to rise again any time soon.

Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

These dysfunctional characters seem so real, thanks to excellent acting by everyone involved and to Billy Bob Thornton's intuitive writing and directing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Stacy Avary
I must admit, I purchased this movie because I knew Jim Varney was in it. He was such a wonderful and versatile actor but I found it slightly uncomfortable… More
Jesse Ortega
Perfectly fine, but this is a fairly underwhelming film. It's got a more than solid cast but, outside of Andy Griffith's performance, there's… More