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Briar Patch (2003)

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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.

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

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


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Rated R for language, violence and some drug content | See all certifications »
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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.
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A Great Film for Film Connoisseurs
30 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I have strange tastes. That aside, this is an amazing film with an unfortunate title that doesn't give a hint of the quality of the material. Really, those who have a broad background in theatre and cinema will appreciate the beauty and genius of the writing and directing.

There are so many strong dramatic elements at play. It draws on the techniques of Shakespeare, Tennesee Williams, Eugene O'Neill. It is also a striking contemporary example of a full blown Greek Tragedy, highlighting the wide spectrum and subtleties of human nature. It deftly plays off opposites showing the dark and light sides of the characters and over the course of the film it clearly reveals the dawning of their understanding and finally the shining light of realization is played out in tragic and symbolic semi-blindness.

In my opinion this film is certainly a masterpiece if not a Masterpiece.


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