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Sweet Virginia (2017)

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A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.

Director:

Jamie M. Dagg

Writers:

Paul China (as The China Brothers), Benjamin China (as The China Brothers)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Bernthal ... Sam Rossi
Christopher Abbott ... Elwood
Imogen Poots ... Lila Mccabe
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Bernadette Barrett
Odessa Young ... Maggie Russell
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Tom Barrett
Jonathan Tucker ... Mitchel Mccabe
Garry Chalk ... Lou Hopkins
Jared Abrahamson ... Paul Anderson
Gabrielle Rose ... Rose Miller
Mike Dopud ... Mr. Barnes
Darcy Laurie ... Marty Petrowne
Scott A. McGillivray ... Lawyer (as Scott McGillivray)
Therés Amee ... Prostitute
Victoria Bidewell ... Woman in Room 128
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Storyline

A former rodeo star, with a small time life, unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man who is responsible for the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town. Every character from his loved ones to his business patrons, plays a part in the unravelling of this community. Our aged hero must face his relationships of past and present to come up against this unpredictable predator.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, some strong sexuality, language, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2017 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Doce Virginia See more »

Filming Locations:

Hope, British Columbia, Canada

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Gross USA:

$10,456, 3 December 2017
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The China Brothers original spec script for Sweet Virginia was high on the Black List in 2012 - an annual list of the best screenplays in Hollywood yet to be produced. See more »

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In a World Where Bad Things Happen...
17 November 2017 | by MongoLloydSee all my reviews

... to regular people and sad music makes us cry...

Sorry, but no, it's just not enough. Did I care about the characters? No, why would I? There's little to no character development and they're just not terribly interesting or compelling in any way. Nebulous relationships, an insurance fraud scheme, a few assorted scumbags, a latent hero who somehow dispels his inner demons and emotional funk with a final heroic act in the end does not a great movie make.

Dark skies, dark interiors, dingy settings, dismal situations I understand are compelling to some, but it's just not enough.

What happened to the craft of screen writing?


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