After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears.
Amy Jo Johnson,
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Screenwriter David Sumner travels with his wife Amy in his Jaguar to her homeland Blackwater, in the Mississippi. Amy's father has passed away and David intends to write his screenplay about Stalingrad in the house. David hires the contractor Charlie and his team to repair the roof of the Barn. Amy was the sweetheart of Charlie when she lived there and neither him nor his crew show respect to her. Charlie invites David to hunt deers with his group and him but they leave David alone in the woods and rape Amy. She does not tell to David what happened but when the drunken coach Tom Heddon calls Charlie and his friends to hunt down the slow Jeremy Niles that likes his daughter, David decides to protect not only Jeremy, but also Amy and his honor. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In one scene, Amy erases the "3" in the date on David's chalkboard and replaces it with a "4". In a later scene with Charlie, you can see that the "4" that Amy wrote earlier is now written in a different style. See more »
You want your glasses. Go ahead put 'em on, I want you to see what's coming, David...
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While there are probably people out there who could pull off a remake of the classic Straw Dogs, this isn't the group.
I tried real hard to like this film since I'm a huge fan of Walton Goggins, but this should have been left on the shelf.
The actress playing the wife did a rather good job, though, in a role that is not easy to pull off and achieve a believable balance.
Overall I wouldn't give this more than about 4 or 5 points.
Next time someone tries this I really hope they can give us something worth watching. This is a truly worthwhile script that can be done better, perhaps even better than the original. I'd like to see that.
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