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Lush (1999)

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Among the rich in New Orleans, it's the lush life for Lionel Exley, a golf hustler and heavy drinker. Released from an Arkansas jail, "Ex" returns to the Big Easy and starts a friendship ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel 'Ex' Exley
W. Firmin Carter
Rachel Van Dyke
Ashley 'Ash' Van Dyke
James R. Hall Jr. ...
Don Hood ...
Michael P. Cahill ...
Brian (as Michael Cahill)
David Sellars ...
J.C. Sealy ...
Miss Billie
Layton Martens ...
Veteran Cop
Doug Barden ...


Among the rich in New Orleans, it's the lush life for Lionel Exley, a golf hustler and heavy drinker. Released from an Arkansas jail, "Ex" returns to the Big Easy and starts a friendship with another heavy drinker, attorney Firman Carter. Often waking with no memory of how he got to bed, Ex becomes the object of affection of two wealthy sisters, Rachel and Ashley Van Dyke. Ex also keeps bumping into various local oddballs, pals of the eccentric Carter. When Carter goes missing and the police suspect Ex of foul play, it may be time for him to put down his glass and sort out reality from the haze. Written by <>

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Rated R for language and some substance abuse




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15 April 2002 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

Lush may not be a ground breaking film but it does one thing exceptionally well - it captures the look, feel and slow pacing of life in New Orleans just right. For me this is the Anti- "Big Easy". It manages to avoid all the cliches that litter most Hollywood movies filmed in our city: rampant Jazz funerals, Mardi Gras parades, ridiculously bad "cajun" accents, geographical absurdities like characters hopping in a pirouge from the bayou and paddling to French Quarter, etc. Campbell Scott gives a good performance as a likeable guy who's down on his luck. This movie is not for everyone, but if you are a New Orleanian or just appreciate our city, definitely check it out.

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