Release Date: December 18, 1996
Running Time: 98 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Box Office: $12,782,508.00
Genre: Adaptation, Comedy, Drama
Years ago, the fiercely independent Lee took off for Ohio, while her older sister Bessie returned to the family's Florida home to look after their bedridden father Marvin and his lovably child-like sister Ruth. In Bessie's words, Marvin has been dying slowly for the past twenty years... just to make sure she doesn't miss anything. But after a talk with Dr. Wally, Bessie realizes that the family caregiver needs a little loving herself. Lee, on the other hand, has troubles of her own--starting with her mischievous son Hank, who has a knack for burning down the neighborhood when she's not looking. It's been seventeen years since her last visit, but after an unexpected call from Bessie, Lee's pa...