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Suspicious River (2000)

R | | Drama | 8 August 2001 (France)
A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.

Director:

Lynne Stopkewich

Writers:

Laura Kasischke (novel), Lynne Stopkewich
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3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Parker ... Leila Murray
Callum Keith Rennie ... Gary Jensen
Katie Keating ... Young Girl (as Mary Kate Welsh)
Joel Bissonnette ... Rick Schmidt
Deanna Milligan ... Millie
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Bonnie (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Norman Armour Norman Armour ... Jack
Byron Lucas Byron Lucas ... Uncle Andy
Michael Shanks ... Ball Cap Man
Paul Jarrett ... Rob
Don S. Davis ... Golf Shirt Man
Jay Brazeau ... Suitcase Man
Bruno Verdoni ... Ralph
Ingrid Tesch ... Gary's Wife
John R. Taylor ... Old Man
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Storyline

A young, married motel receptionist in a small town sells her body to motel guests, but not just for money. This dangerous other life leads her to a male version of herself, who takes her to the extreme edge, the same place her mother had been before but did not survive. Written by Anonymous

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Deeper than you ever feared.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including sexual violence, and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Callum Keith Rennie bought a learning kit which he wore throughout filming, so he could change his accent to be more American Western. See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Loves You When You're Dead
Performed by The Wild Strawberries
Written by Roberta Harrison & Ken Harrison
Published by Nett Songs Publishing (SOCAN)/Chrysalis Songs (BMI)/Wild Strawberries Publishing (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions
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haunted
1 July 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Leila Murray (Molly Parker) works in a quiet roadside motel. Her husband is slowly wasting away. She starts prostituting herself to the motel guests. She is uncontrollably drawn to one of them, the possessive volatile Gary Jensen (Callum Keith Rennie). Her life slowly spirals downward and she can't stop.

Molly Parker has a haunted presence. The movie is a bit slow. It needs to have higher tension. The husband needs to do something. The most compelling confrontation actually comes from Millie. There is a bit of violence but it could be scarier. There is darkness here but most of it is hidden inside Leila. The movie needs to bring that darkness out onto the screen.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,350
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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