PURPLE AMERICA

MULBERRY FILMS LLC - as PROD

Drama - Development 2019

A dysfunctional family drama about how commonplace tragedies of life can sometimes make heroes out of ordinary people. An awkward 40-something returns to Long Island to visit his invalid mother. In the next 24 hrs a series of bizarre events force him to face his complex muddled life

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Daniel RAGUSSIS
    • Synopsis
    • It begins in a bathtub and ends in Long Island Sound. In between, Rick Moody's novel explores the landscape of a family in crisis. Dexter (Hex) Raitliffe, a freelance publicist, returns home to care for his mother, Billie, who is dying by inches of a neurological disease that will rob her of motion, of speech, and finally of thought. Billie's second husband has left her--a fact that Hex is unaware of until he comes home--and her only hope for assisted suicide lies in her son. Unfortunately, Hex is barely able to conduct his own life, much less take his mother's. Purple America takes place over the course of a single night; in that night, Hex gives his mother a bath, reconnects with an old love, gets drunk, and goes after his stepfather to confront him, with tragic results
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2017
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