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Suspicious River (2000)

R | | Drama | 8 August 2001 (France)
A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.

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Leila Murray
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Gary Jensen
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Young Girl (as Mary Kate Welsh)
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Rick Schmidt
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Millie
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Bonnie (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
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Jack
Byron Lucas ...
Uncle Andy
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Ball Cap Man
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Rob
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Golf Shirt Man
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Suitcase Man
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Ralph
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Gary's Wife
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Old Man
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A young, married motel receptionist in a small town sells her body to motel guests, but not just for money. This dangerous other life leads her to a male version of herself, who takes her to the extreme edge, the same place her mother had been before but did not survive. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexual content including sexual violence, and language | See all certifications »
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Two of Leila's customers, Michael Shanks who played the Ball-Cap Man and Don S. Davis who plays the Golf Shirt Man, also starred in Stargate SG-1 (1997). See more »

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Beautifully Boring
Written by Michael Chase & Bill Marchant
Performed by The Michael Chase Band
From the album "Odlum" (SOCAN)
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A story ruined without reason
21 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie at a running time of 92 minutes was about 62 minutes too long. The storyline in itself was good but the problems are in the story telling. The viewer did not need to be beaten about the head with the repetition of Molly Parker's expressionless face 'seducing' the travelers finding their way to this apparently dead-end town and Batesish motel. We sorta got the idea by the time Jay Brazeau shows up looking for a room and 'company'. It would have been ever so much better to make it a short film and get to the point. I had already figured out the twist in the storyline long before the audience was supposed to get it and spent the next hour bored out of my mind. I actually took a break from the movie to clean my oven just to make it more bearable!

The second detail that disturbs me was mentioned in another user comment and I agree. Why was this Canadian film made with Canadian funding, starring Canadian actors and shot in a Canadian location set in a fictitious town Americanized? Why could it not have remained a fully Canadian film?

I'm not sure why this particular group of women are so fascinated with the idea of placing their lead female in roles of such depraved degradation - I seriously question their intentions.


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