Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Blues for Willadean 2012

     LaSonia and Willy live next door to each other in a Texas trailer park.  They are best friends and they get together in Willy’s trailer every day.  Willy is married to JD and he’s a blue-collar truck driver with an abusive nature.  He stops by the neighborhood bar every night after work to have 4-5 beers.  Then he goes home to Willy.  He expects fresh bread and dinner on the table as soon as he goes into the trailer.  Any little thing can set him off and everything that goes wrong is Willy’s fault.  JD is upset that they are not having steak, they are not having cherry dump cake and that is his favorite dessert.  He throws the tuna casserole dish across the kitchen.   When he finds out the TV is not working, this means he needs to hit Willy.  He tells her she needs to pay to get it fixed but she doesn’t work because he doesn’t want her to.  He doesn’t give her enough household money to cover the food costs, buy steak every night and a TV repair.
     There were so many times I wanted to beat up my TV because it would be like beating up JD!!  LaSonia can hear JD and Willy when they fight but she’s too scared of JD to go over to their trailer.  JD doesn’t even want LaSonia in his trailer at all and at any time!!  There aren't very many answers to Willy's problem!!  3* (This movie is OK)

113 min, Drama directed by Del Shores with Beth Grant, Octavia Spencer, Dale Dickey, David Steen, Debby Holiday.

Note:  Imdb 7.7 out of 10, 77% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.9* out of 5* with 40 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia.

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