Is Al Shaw just a jerk?
I found Al Shaw one of the most unsympathetic, self-centered jerks I have ever seen in a movie. Everything he does is motivated by his own narrow self-interest. Even his supposed love for his daughter Georgie is based on his perception that she is an extension of him. He thinks he owns her, like his cars. Nothing he does is for her but merely to satisfy his own childish narcissism.
Wife and daughter are well rid of him.
Blaine in Seattle