Enthralling, darkly funny, horrifying and hopeful, this documentary examines the relationship between vivacious, 36-year-old Margie Thorpe and her blowsy, 56-year-old mother, Alma, both of whom live in the same small Alabama town.
Margie at first seems overly troubled by ordinary-sounding childhood experiences; what youngster makes it to adulthood without ever being embarrassed by something a parent said, did or wore? Alma, meanwhile, at first appears to hail from a long tradition of
Southern eccentrics, but it's soon apparent that she's stepped over the line dividing idiosyncrasy and insanity. And then there's the business of the...