In the film “Men Don’t Leave” (1990), Beth Macauley (Jessica Lange) is widowed when an accident kills her husband John (Tom Mason), the family breadwinner. Forced to move from her suburban home to downtown Chicago, she learns to raise two sons alone – one a pre-teen bent on getting in trouble to support the family financially, the other a teenager (Chris O’Donnell) infatuated with an older woman named Jody (Joan Cusack). 2,670 more words