Character: Elaine Bowen
Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton
Written by: Billy Bob Thornton
Produced by: Larry Meistrich
Cast Members: Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston, Jim Varney, Tuesday Knight, Ben Affleck
Released date: June 6, 2001
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Welcome to America's Heartland, home of hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves... and Claude (Billy Bob Thornton) and Ruby (Laura Dern) Montgomery. Never has a couple in these parts been as madly in love, or as often at odds. When news reaches them that Claude's Uncle Hazel (Jim Varney) has been arrested, they head to the family homestead in Little Rock to lend their support. As the extended family reunites, it quickly becomes clear that, with this bunch, anything goes and everyone speaks their mind.