MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,815 this week

Briar Patch (2003)

4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 1,164 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 7 critic

A woman becomes immersed in a brutal love triangle when an unwelcomed admirer kills her abusive husband even though she's already having an affair.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 535 titles
created 07 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2469 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 491 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 3573 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 137 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Briar Patch" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Briar Patch (2003)

Briar Patch (2003) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Briar Patch.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

With the guilt of a young man's death on their hands, three friends see their relationship disintegrate as each vies for survival by trying to kill one another.

Director: Gustavo Lipsztein
Stars: Henry Thomas, Dominique Swain, Scott Bairstow
Tart (2001)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

After her only friend is expelled from their private school in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cat Storm wants to get close to a boy she is attracted to and recreate herself with new ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Wayne
Stars: Dominique Swain, Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three generations of New Orleans prostitute fight the FBI and each other. Based on a true story.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Ellen Burstyn, Dominique Swain
Girl (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A straight-A teen explores Seattle's rock scene.

Director: Jonathan Kahn
Stars: Dominique Swain, Sean Patrick Flanery, Summer Phoenix
Intern (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young, underappreciated intern at the ultra-hip magazine Skirt must learn to deal with kissy-face phoniness, model tantrums and bulimic editors, while trying to steal the heart of a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lange
Stars: Dominique Swain, Ben Pullen, Peggy Lipton
Road to Nowhere I (2010)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young filmmaker gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his new project on location.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain, Shannyn Sossamon
White Air (2007)
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Set in the world of X-treme snowboarding "White Air" tells the story of Alex Crow, ('Riley Smith' ), a once-promising snowboarder who has lost his edge. To make ends meet he is working in ... See full summary »

Director: U. Wolfgang Wagenknecht
Stars: Riley Smith, Dominique Swain, Tom Sizemore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In the wake of a sudden loss, Eddy unexpectedly skips town leaving his friends to mourn for him. A vagabond musician, Eddy runs until there is nowhere to run but home.

Director: Matthew Nourse
Stars: Ryan Donowho, Dominique Swain, James Duval
The Smokers (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Three rebellious teenage girls decide to even the score in the battle of the sexes.

Director: Kat Slater
Stars: Dominique Swain, Busy Philipps, Keri Lynn Pratt
Journeyman (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A 21-year-old girl makes her way across an America scarred by the events of September 11 in the hopes of finding her father, who left when she was very young. Along the way her adventures, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Lee
Stars: Reggie Bannister, Joan Blackburn, John Paul Bodner
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A North Carolina sheriff investigates the near-fatal drug overdose of an underachieving college girl, and uncovers many sordid details of her life before and during her descent into drugs and debauchery.

Director: Zoe Clarke-Williams
Stars: Taye Diggs, Dominique Swain, Mia Kirshner
Private War (Video 2012)
Short | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

LCpl Olive Mendez is a tough and fiery twenty-year old with a major chip on her shoulder. She joined the Marine Corps as a way to "fight the bad guys" who are responsible for the 9/11 ... See full summary »

Director: Richard J. Gasparian
Stars: Jessica Andres, David Nathie Barnes, Ashourina Benjamin
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Inez Macbeth
...
Edgar Macbeth
...
Flowers
...
Druden Hunt
...
Butcher Lee
...
Officer Avon
...
Raeburn
Suzanne Castle ...
Saleslady
Starla Lee ...
Jewelry Store Clerk
Judy Simpson ...
Mrs. Hunt (as Jusy Simpson Cook)
Len Hathaway ...
Mr. Hunt
Stuart Hough ...
Drunk Man
Joan Thomas ...
Drunk Woman
Sam Froelich ...
Peanut Factory Foreman
Donald Lee Hall Jr. ...
Policeman
Edit

Storyline

Briar Patch is a modern, Southern Gothic tale of true love and murder. It centers on Inez Macbeth, a wisp of a girl just a shade over twenty, who may lack a formal education, but has already been taught plenty by life. She's at a dead end, married to Edgar, a petty thief who had his shot and missed long ago, but is too dense to realize it. She spends her days catering to Edgar's whims and fighting off lame advances from his taciturn partner in crime, Flowers. One day, Butcher Lee, Inez's trusted friend and an amateur mystic of sorts, reveals a vision that Inez's One True Love is close by. Determined not to let this opportunity slip by, she vows to act on that information right away. Unknown to anyone, Inez has begun a secret tryst with Druden, a sweet-spirited, oddly-romantic, and wealthy young lawyer in town. With utter certainty that Druden is The One from Butcher's vision, Inez plans their escape to Richmond. Edgar gets wind Inez is up to something and blows his cool, beating her ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

lack of education

Taglines:

Love. Marriage. Murder. Sometimes they're all...Plain Dirty


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and some drug content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Plain Dirty  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Flowers: Please don't do that, Brer Fox.
Edgar MacBeth: It ain't no fun to get your husband angry, if you ain't around to see it.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Macbeth on a Hot Tin Roof
5 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can't argue with the crisp, moody cinematography, the "Dead Man Walking" soundtrack or the weirdly perfect obsessed performance of "Flowers" by Irish actor Arie Verveen. The wardrobe department made sure that fans of Miss Swain won't be disappointed. The film swings back and forth to contrast the class differences of the South. Intense swampy desire loosely outlined by a Shakespearean theme? What's not to like here people?

I don't think the Lolita comments in other reviews apply to the plot in this film. Other than Dominique Swain's role in that film, this is not a similar story what-so-ever.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I love this movie! mehinemi
Inez's Lover tmo1909
The beginning of the movie oz_over_rainbow
Strange yet hypnotizing dixie_lowell
I have a doubt about flowers... aracelis23
really OK, despite rating ormorales
Discuss Briar Patch (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?