Can absurdist comedy have a heart? Should it? That question is posed by FOLKS!, a very black comedy from screenwriter Robert Klane, about a deranged senior citizen who turns his son's life into a living hell.
Jon Aldrich (Tom Selleck) is the laid-back Chicago Stock Exchange wheeler-dealer with a beautiful wife, Audry (Wendy Crewson), two cute kids, a dog and a nice apartment, whose life is about to go completely down the toilet. It all starts unassumingly enough when he gets a call that his mother,
Mildred (Anne Jackson), needs a minor operation. It seems that his father, Harry (Don Ameche), can't be found, so Jon will need to sign the consent form. Arriving the...