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Wild Iris (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 August 2001 (USA)
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A woman and her teenage son move back in with her mother to work together in the family bridal business.

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Minnie Brinn
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Iris Bravard
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Errol Podubney
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Lud van Eppy
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Smoking Mother at Mall
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A weary young woman, Iris Brevard, is forced to move in with her overbearing mother, Min, following her husband's suicide. She finds her only escape from her mother's badgering is to verbally fight back and to hide herself in an alcoholic haze. Unfortunately, her young teen son, Lonnie, observes all of this and finds himself torn between the two women. The older woman is multi-dimensional as she is clearly shown as manipulative and critical, but also as loving and charming. This is clearly shown in scenes with Fred Ward as the father of a bride-to-be who comes to the women's bridal gown shop to stop the purchase of his daughter's wedding dress. After facing Rowlands, he willingly writes the check for the next dress payment. The film also raises questions about whether Min was responsible for the suicide of Iris' husband. As Lonnie questions his father's death and is faced with similar pressures, he also clearly is considering his life options. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Secrets, lies, unspoken truths... there's no place like home.

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Rated R for language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 generations of fine actors in a somewhat deficient vehicle

Gena Rowlands and Laura Linney are two actresses who simply never turn in less than excellent performances no matter what the material they lend their astonishing talents to. "Wild Iris" offers them both a wonderful opportunity to display their craft. While the script is certainly above average, it does not quite make the grade to which they are so deserving. Ultimately these characters fail to convince, through no fault of the actresses, but rather to the writer's spurious characterisation.

While Rowlands and Linney are amongst the best performers of their generations, young Emile Hirsch shows much promise as a representative actor of his generation. He has a natural sensitivity and vulnerability which endows his portrayal with much conviction. He would reprise this role of a sensitive teenager anguishing over the death of a parent in a world that does not acknowledge his inner pain in "The Mudge Boy".

With three outstanding performances "Wild Iris" is certainly a movie to seek out, despite the deficient screenplay.


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