Synopsis: Following the death of his wife Audrey, John Munn moves with his two sons, mid-teen Chris Munn and adolescent Tim Munn, to a pig farm in rural Drees County, Georgia, where they lead a reclusive life. The boys' maternal grandparents no longer visit due to being out of sorts with John. Chris is rebelling against this life in ways where he is regularly picked up by the police. Because of Tim's young age and health issues, Chris is routinely asked by their father to do more than his fair share of work around the farm. Into their lives returns Deel Munn, John's brother who the two boys did not even know existed. John emotionally distanced himself from Deel following Audrey's death and Deel's incarceration, Deel who has just been released from prison. John, however, welcomes his brother in a effort to mend old wounds, and for the boys to get to know one of their few relations. They will all soon learn that Deel has ulterior motives for his visit, those motives emerging largely from those wou
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): David Gordon Green
Production: MGM
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

I never dreamed

that the life of my grandsons...

which began with such love and comfort...

would turn to see

so much violence and bloodshed.

This is their story, as it was told to me.

We should disappear.

Go someplace where we can see everything.

Let me see your knife.

Can I carve my name in your face?

You goddamn son of a bitch!



Brandy, get over here. Come here!

He's getting away.

That son of a bitch

broke my goddamn window!

Calm down.

You angry about something?


He said that he...

has just about had it with you.

You want the truth?

I think you pushed your old man

just about as far as you can push him.

I drive down here once a week

to bail your ass out of some mess.

I don't want to hear your excuse.

Go on outside and get in the car.

Just wait.

What? What am I waiting for, buddy?

You gonna collect yourself,

show me some respect?

What's it gonna take, Chris?

- I'm not going!

- I said, get in the goddamn car.

Today was supposed to be

about your brother.

It's his birthday. It's not about you.

Bad enough we're waiting

with our party hats on...

to get a call like that,

how do you think that makes Tim feel?

It's all right, Dad.

No, it's not all right.

Don't you care about anybody but yourself?

... searching for an escaped inmate

after yesterday's prison break...

at the County Penitentiary.

Two guards were stripped and killed

in the incident following the riot.

In college basketball...

You can forget about

that girlfriend of yours.

Duck out on your responsibility again,

I'll bury you alive.

- You never let me leave this place.

- You wanna leave?

- You wanna leave this place?

- We can't even have friends!

What kind of birthday is it

with just the three of us?

It's like we're being locked up,

and for what?

What are you afraid we're gonna do?

I'm sorry I ruined your birthday.

I thought my birthday party

would be a lot of fun.

You and Dad and me,

we'd all have a good time.

But it didn't happen like that.

Before you know it...

things you say...

nobody's gonna listen.

I know what you feel.

You're just a kid.

Enjoy it while it lasts.

Now I'd like to introduce a special trio.

The Rebecca Trio have come,

and have a song...

about what wonderful grace

the Lord Jesus Christ gives us to live with.

I feel the touch

Of hands so kind and tender

They're leading me

In paths that I must trod

I'll have no fear

When Jesus walks beside me

For I'm sheltered in

The arms of God

So let the storms rage high

The dark clouds rise

They don't worry me

For I'm sheltered safe

Within the arms of God

He walks with me

And none other shall harm me

For I'm sheltered in

The arms of God


I'm going into town. I won't be back till late.

- Where's Tim at?

- I don't know.

- You put salt water in the feed?

- Yeah, but I can't do all this by myself.

Why don't you send Tim out here

to help for once?

He's no good at work.

Not much for strength.

I'm gonna have some of his birthday cake.

Not until you're done working here.

There's a lot to be done.

It won't work. It won't blow.

- Got a hole in your foot.

- I know.

It smells.

Can I stick my finger in it? In the hole?


I would just wiggle it around,

it would be cool.

You're up awful late.



You're home.

I'm pretty beat.

I know I've been hard on you, Chris,

but you know I love you.

You must have looked pretty classic

with that board sticking out of your foot.

Wished I'd seen that.

It hurt.

It hurt like crap.

Sometimes it's the strange moments

that stick with you.

I'm gonna go to bed.

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