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Snake Tales (2000)

A woman who accidentally runs over and kills an endangered snake is put on trial by a misogynist judge. She then tries to save herself by spinning an impossibly tall, "Arabian Nights"-esque... See full summary »

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Uncle Dick
Janine de Luna-Azul ...
Ruby (court clerk)
Mardi DeLong ...
Young Mel
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Mel
Fred Ellis ...
Roy O. Stalk
Kim Garcia ...
Young Rita
Irene Gonzales ...
Rita Pardo
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Penelope
Valerie Holt ...
Young Edna May
Kingsly Martin ...
Hippie Lawyer
Eduardo N. Martinez ...
Jose (as Eddie Martinez)
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Manuel Pardo
Alan McKendree ...
Slim
Jill Parker-Jones ...
Edna May
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Luis Pardo
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A woman who accidentally runs over and kills an endangered snake is put on trial by a misogynist judge. She then tries to save herself by spinning an impossibly tall, "Arabian Nights"-esque tale of gossip and intrigue that eventually involves everyone in their small town. Written by Chicago movie guide

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Mel: I've loved man like in a prism, all split up into many, many different lovers.
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Magical mystery for grown-ups
26 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is an odd, but engaging film. In some ways it reminds me of Cohen Brothers movies. The subject is a minor mystery which I will not divulge in order not to spoil things for you. However it is told in a folksy, dreamlike manner, something like a favorite uncle telling you a strange, magical story just as you drop off to sleep as a child. This magical tone never falters. I know very little about film-making, but I imagine that the filming, audio, directing and editing must have needed firm control and an unflagging clear vision of what was to be accomplished for the result to be so seamless and magical. In my opinion this movie stands up quite well in any competition with other low-budget movies that I have seen from Europe, Australia and the US, or even with high-budget, but off-beat, non-Hollywood movies such as "The Full Monty".


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