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      A Texas Funeral

      R 2000 1 hr. 42 min. Drama List
      Reviews 52% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score When Grandpa Sparta (Martin Sheen), the head of the Whit family, dies, his relatives reunite in Texas for the funeral and the processing of his estate. L'il Sparta (Quinton Jones) catches a glimpse of the corpse and witnesses his grandmother cutting off his grandfather's ear. His discovery leads to a revelation about his family as tensions escalate due to the will and the arrival of more relatives. Meanwhile, L'il Sparta tends to his grandfather's camel and makes a ghostly acquaintance. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Great historical piece with extra spices. It must be seen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review jean h This picturesque novel of a film had laughing and crying. This is an American movie. You want to understand Americans? This is them. Are you an American? Don't know much about your relatives? This is them. This is how it was, and this is the ones you just missed, the ones who are dying out right now and you haven't had the opportunity to get to know them. Or maybe you do know them, and think you're the only family like this. Either way, you'll find this movie resonates with your spirit in ways you are not going to want to admit unless you've had the Texas Funeral experience. If you have, this movie will be a big fat flax seed poultice on your wounds. If you haven't yet confronted and absorbed your American family's past, here's a taste of what you're in for when you do. Way better than average acting, fine filmcraft, visually entertaining, no lags. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member a little bit weird but worth watching. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is not for just everyone. Texans will get it. So will camel lovers and women with ear fetishes. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This is one of those small movies with lots of heart. Great cast. Eccentric, Southern characters. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member A quirky drama centered around a funeral, camel herding, and a family's bizzare ear-fetish. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ryan Cracknell Apollo Guide Rated: 76/100 May 21, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When Grandpa Sparta (Martin Sheen), the head of the Whit family, dies, his relatives reunite in Texas for the funeral and the processing of his estate. L'il Sparta (Quinton Jones) catches a glimpse of the corpse and witnesses his grandmother cutting off his grandfather's ear. His discovery leads to a revelation about his family as tensions escalate due to the will and the arrival of more relatives. Meanwhile, L'il Sparta tends to his grandfather's camel and makes a ghostly acquaintance.
      Director
      William Blake Herron
      Production Co
      Dragon Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
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