Being a Holly Hunter fans is a great thing because you get to see many good movies you never heard of before. This movie was made just after her big break with Raising Arizona and Broadcast News. Holly Hunter plays Carnelle Scott, a small town woman with bad self-confidence. Her dream is to win the local beauty contest, and become "Miss Firecracker", like her cousin Elain did some years ago.
The beginning of the movie made me think maybe it wasn't a very good movie, but it sure got better. Any movie with Holly Hunter is worth watching (except for Crash), and Tim Robbins, Mary Steenburgen, Alfre Woodard and Scott Glenn were very good too. It's not one of Holly's best movies, but it's good, and has funny characters. Any fan of the actors should see it (especially if you want to see Holly Hunter tap dance).