CINEMA: Yankee Snopes

The Beans of Egypt, Maine, is not set in Kennebunkport

The Beans are no-accounts too numerous to count. They are the one-family inner city of dismal little Egypt, Maine. They do odd jobs. They hunt deer out of season and do stupid, self-destructive things in all seasons. They seem to have never heard of contraception. They have heard of welfare, but they are too ornery to accept it.

Growing up in a prim, God-fearing little house across the road from their slatternly encampment, Earlene Pomerleau (Martha Plimpton) watches the Beans' messy comings and goings through her picture window, paying particular attention to hunky Beal Bean (Patrick McGaw), who is not paying...

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