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Briar Patch (2003)

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
... Flowers
... Druden Hunt
... Butcher Lee
... Officer Avon
... 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
Sam Froelich ... 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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Take a shower, for the love of god!
30 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Really liked the acting and the cinematography of this film. Some real standout performances by Arie Verveen, Henry Thomas, and Dominique Swain. This movie portrayed the grim, gritty and DIRTY lives of these southerners quite realistically. The art direction was quite nice- and i really liked Henry Thomas' shirts- his character had a great sense of fashion, incidentally. I wasn't quite able to really, really get into the story, the pacing was a little slow. It was nice to see the development of the Flowers character by the end, again beautifully acted by Verveen as subtle and low key. I kept waiting for Swain's character to wash her hair and change her bandage but... it worked well for the denouement in the rain. The most striking thing about the film is the cinematography. Some really nice work here.


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