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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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2017 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Virginia See more »

Filming Locations:

Hope, British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,183, 19 November 2017

Gross USA:

$11,753

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,725
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Dance All Night
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Composed and Published by Rolla Olak (SOCAN)
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Slow burner that only fizzles
30 July 2018 | by robertasmithSee all my reviews

There are two fundamental flaws to this film. It is really slow and never picks up pace, and the director seeks to fill the gaps by annoyingly loud mood music that serves no purpose whatsoever.

This is a great pity as it is a good story, the actors are excellent and the locations, whilst minimal are stunning. I think the film could have been better lit but that would have been no big thing until you add the lack of pace and monotone sound track. Did I say it was annoying? I mean really annoying.


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