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Briar Patch (2003)

R  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  20 January 2003 (USA)
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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
Stuart Hough ...
Drunk Man
Joan Thomas ...
Drunk Woman
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Peanut Factory Foreman
Donald Lee Hall Jr. ...
Policeman
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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: I wanna count your teeth and your hair and write the numbers in a book. I wanna see what you look like when you grow old. Your hair gonna turn grey or white? I want the last breath you blow to brush cross my eyes. You understand now?
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aka "PLAIN DIRTY"
27 November 2004 | by (Poconos, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Doesn't deserve the horrible rating the IMDb viewers gave or nor the cold shoulder it otherwise received. Sort of a poor man's Flannery O'Connor short

story. Almost works as a character study of the poor girl at the center of the picture and, in this regard, I believe that it was the movie's creator(s)' intention not to allow our hillbilly queen to garner our sympathy . Another plus is that the characters appear genuine when they could have easily been allowed to slide

into stereotypes. Holds your interest and maintains pace despite relatively

modest plot. Satisfying to know that this mild, unpretentious entertainment was made with such a modest -possibly nominal - budget. I'm thinking that the

naysayer's just didn't have the patience or humility to enjoy this film.


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