Although this convoluted father-son drama doesn’t always gel, it contains many affecting moments. Divorced dad John Clairborne (Matt Letscher) tries to be patient with his smart-mouthed son, afraid that he might fall into the harsh parenting patterns of his own disciplinarian father, Billy Joe (Randy Travis). Then John gets a piece of shocking news: His father has died; the shock is that John grew up thinking that his father died when he was ten. So he packs up the car and his son and embarks on a road trip to the Mississippi town where he was born, as well as a private journey through his childhood memories.
As a ten-year-old growing up in a rural enclave, John...