- 1 hr 45 min
Bloodworth is a movie that follows the main character E.F. Bloodworth, played by Kris Kristofferson. Bloodworth is a free spirited and rebellious character who has abandoned a conventional life for a life on the road. Freedom and the guitar are his life's passions and such passions led Bloodworth to do something other people would judge to be wrong and hurtful. Bloodworth abandoned his family over forty years ago for life on the road. Now, only when he is at the end of the line, does Bloodworth return to live with his family. Predictably, when Bloodworth rejoins the wife and three sons he abandoned, emotional tensions are rampant. The pain and confusion inflicted by Bloodworth's departure reinforces the idea that the family is cursed to be a failure. Bloodworth finds his ex-wife, Julia played by Frances Conroy, mentally degraded and withered. Julia's liveliness has evidently been faded from the abandonment of Bloodworth. Bloodworth's three sons are now adults and very angry. Warren, Boyd, and Brady are all still too affected by the abandonment of their father and intentionally give Bloodworth a hard time when he tries to reconnecting with them. Each son has his own issues to deal with as well. Warren, played by Val Kilmer, is a known womanizer and chronic alcoholic. Boyd, played by Dwight Yoakam, has marriage problems and plans to hunt down his wife as well as her lover. Brady, played by W. Earl Brown, uses the porch to curse his enemies with hexes. The only person Bloodworth does seem to get along with is Fleming, an unknown grandson. Fleming treats Bloodworth with respect. In Fleming's eyes families are doomed to fail based on the example of his own family. However, when Fleming meets Raven, played by Hilary Duff, Fleming changes his mind about the concept of family and reject his family's example. Floeming is the only one in his family who can see the damage that hatred of inflicted wounds can cause.