Sordid Lives
Sordid Lives (2000)

The bizarre death of Peggy Ingraham, the matriarch of a working-class Texas family, sets off fireworks within her dysfunctional family. Her determinedly proper daughter Latrelle is in denial over the fact that her son Ty, an actor trying to… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

A train wreck you can't help but watch.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

If the film's flaws are large, so are its laughs.

Janet Branagan
Apollo Guide

Runs the risk of alienating its audience by going a little too far over the top and, in its efforts to be different, delivers instead, more of the same.

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Erin Meister
Boston Globe

While the film at times feels like a clumsily acted play, a surprising turn by Delta Burke carries the cast out of the doldrums of an often-strained plot line.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There's a genuine sweetness and familial affection that shines through Sordid Lives, and enough oddball humor to keep it mooo-ving along.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Texans are idiots, but they have hearts as big as the great outdoors--I get it already.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A movie that, while robustly performed ... has the strange effect of not so much opening up a play for the screen as closing it in.

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Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

The laughs come in all the wrong places when they come at all.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Its stereotypes are insulting, its jokes are unfunny, and its emotions are labored. Sordid Lives is a sordid movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
Very similar to the way things are at home in Mississippi for me!! hehe
Sunil Jawahir
Wonderfully bizarre.