Billed as a black comedy, this oddball outing is less remarkable for its satiral riffs on trailer trash than for its examination of dysfunctional family dynamics.
Though 15-year-old Rena Grubb (Jena Malone) isn't the teen temptress her older stepsister, Barbie (Alicia Witt), is, she manages to snag a handsome high school jock — of course, he’s too embarrassed to be seen with Rena in public. Starved for affection, she lives for postcards from her jail-bird father, John Grubb (Chris Mulkey); Rena idealizes him, while her hard-working mom, Madge
(Michelle Forbes) knows her good-for-nothing husband deserves his life sentence for double homicide. Desperate to fe...