|Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Picaresque look at a small-town ne'er-do-well and his extended (dysfunctional) family of cronies; after turning his back on his real family years ago, he now finds himself spending time with his grown-up son and his young grandson. An irresistibly appealing Newman is surrounded by wonderful actors in this charmingly unpredictable character study--including Willis, as his friendly nemesis. Benton scripted, from Richard Russo's novel. Elizabeth Wilson appears unbilled as Newman's ex-wife.