Felix Bush is a cantankerous recluse about whom swirls all manner of unsavory stories. After forty years of self-imposed exile, he decides to stage his own funeral, ostensibly to learn what people are saying about him. In reality, he wants to reveal the reason he’s chosen to cut himself off from civilization.
Duvall’s performance is stellar, as are those of co-stars Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray.
The movie is based on a true story. It moves like a glacier.