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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Complete credited cast:
Inez Macbeth
Edgar Macbeth
Druden Hunt
Butcher Lee
Officer Avon
Suzanne Castle ...
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. ...


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 »




Release Date:

20 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Druden Hunt: Officer Avon, do you feel like you're really attached to the earth?
Officer Avon: Most of the time.
Druden Hunt: I do not.
Druden Hunt: I could drink her up. I could make a coat out of her and wear it. I thought if I could hold her tight enough, I could push her inside me, then she'd be safe. And I'd weigh something. You know what I mean?
Officer Avon: ...You probably had to be there.
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I was deeply moved by this film.
3 June 2004 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

I felt a deep emotional connection to this film. I thought the cinematography was brilliant and in tune with the tone of this film. It was almost as if the film was painted frame by frame. One scene seemed to flow so naturally into the next. The performances by the cast were also stellar. I was shocked and moved by Dominique's performance, having seen her in her previous lighter, funnier films, I thought this film was a beautiful vehicle for her many talents. And I enjoyed viewing Arie Verveen, who played Flowers in the film, for the first time in a feature film. By the end of the movie, I was so attached to the character of Flowers, I found myself wanting to jump into the movie itself and hug him in the rain. --- Beyond all destruction there is love.

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