This is another entry in the wrenching genre of Oprah book club family dysfunction fare. The dysfunction extends through two generations here, plenty of material to mine for lousy parenting and distressing reality show-worthy bad behavior.
It is well done I suppose, as you would expect from Ron Howard, but I confess I have a low threshold for this genre and had to force myself to finish it. One bright light was that at least the brother and sister were there fir each other and counterbalanced the antics of Mom and Mamaw.
They show the real people at the end of the film, and I was intrigue... read the rest.