Born on November 29, 1932
From Meridian, Mississippi
Diane Ladd as "Mother"
During the Great Depression, a Southern family hires the domestic services of Rose (Laura Dern), a damaged woman who hopes to avoid prostitution as a way of life. While in the employ of the household, Rose begins to develop feelings for the father of the family (Robert Duvall), who must continually rebuff her unwanted sexual advances. Meanwhile, Rose also develops a relationship with the 13-year-old son, Buddy (Lukas Haas). Eventually the father begins to reach the limits of his tolerance.
|Academy Award (1991)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1991)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|