To call a Horton Foote drama low-key may be redundant, but it's particularly true in the case of this adaptation of one of his plays, set (as usual) in the turn-of-the-century Texas of his own upbringing.
Horace Robedeaux (Tim Guinee) has lived alone since his widowed mother Corella (Stockard Channing) remarried Pete Davenport (Sam Shepard). Davenport took Corella and Horace's younger sister Lily Dale (Mary Stuart Masterson) back with him to Houston, but felt that 12-year-old Horace was best left
to make his own living. Now 19, Horace receives an invitation to visit from his mother.
Horace arrives in Houston to an indifferent welcome from his self-absorbed s...