Inspired by the true story of Tennessee recluse Felix "Bush" Breazeale, who planned his funeral while he was still alive, director Aaron Schneider's dramatic period thriller stars Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, and Lucas Black. Few folks have spoken with Felix Bush (Duvall) since he disappeared into the Tennessee woods 40 years ago, and the ones who have don't necessarily have the kindest things to say about him. Gruff, confrontational, and ill-tempered, Felix has been the source of many malicious rumors over the years. Some say he's a cold-hearted killer and his penchant for walking into town with a shotgun, a wild beard, and threadbare clothes doesn't exactly give the impression of a man who seeks to make friends. When Felix walks into Frank Quinn's (Murray) funeral parlor and announces his intentions to throw himself a massive party before he passes away, word quickly spreads through town and anticipation starts to run high. Before long the big day has finally arrived, and Felix surprises everyone by revealing exactly why he shunned society to lead a life of solitude in the deep woods.~Jason Buchanan
Cast & crew q&a
The deep south: buried secrets
Getting low: getting into character
A screenwriter's point of view
On the red carpet
Commentary with Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, director Aaron Schneider and producer Dean Zanuck
This is the kind of movie that doesn't get made in Hollywood. Small budget, story driven movie. If your looking for big action not for you. If your looking for a well told unusual story done by some great actors pick this one up.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A very entertaining story with alot of emotion, its worth a look.