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White Orchid (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 19 July 2019 (USA)
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A shy investigator assumes the identity of a small town murder victim in order to solve her gruesome death.

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Steve Anderson

Writer:

Steve Anderson
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Credited cast:
Rachael Taylor ... Jessica
Jennifer Beals ... Vivian
Olivia Thirlby ... Claire
John Carroll Lynch ... Sheriff Mann
Janina Gavankar ... Tina
Brendan Sexton III ... James
Nichelle Nichols ... Teresa
Raymond J. Barry ... Caretaker
Jana Winternitz ... Vivian's Assistant
Michael Rodrick ... Dr. Hardin
Jeff Marchelletta ... Tony
Kim Kendall ... Sylvia Hardin
Kelsey Siepser ... Bianca
Cris D'Annunzio ... Det. Novak
Hayley Derryberry ... Annie
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Shy and reserved, Claire Decker, 30ish, is a part-time investigator for Social Services. Typically, she solves cases where senior citizens have died alone, leaving no indication of who must handle their estate. This time however, Claire is reluctantly drawn into a puzzling murder case. The local police have been unable to solve the horrific crime, or even decipher the victim's true identity. A beautiful and enigmatic young blond, known only as "The White Orchid," has been brutally murdered. As Claire is drawn deeper and more intimately into the dead woman's life, she finds herself taking dangerous chances and pushing personal and professional boundaries. As she gets closer to the truth, Claire must effectively become the charismatic "White Orchid" in order to solve the mysterious crime. Written by AnonymousB

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USA

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English

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19 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Orchid See more »

Filming Locations:

Morro Bay, California, USA

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Both Olivia Thirlby & Rachel Taylor starred in another movie . . . The Darkest Hour. See more »

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C script, B- direction, inadequate lead actress
10 April 2019 | by grauwulf24-85-731094See all my reviews

I am a bit loathe to criticize a young actor, but ... I know me some acting, and good for her she got job and paycheck, but Ms Thirlby does not command her part or hold up the film as lead. And together with the otherwise in several ways failed realization of a being a good modern 'noir', this movie is a failed use of budget or much of your attention. Even though the script and directing are not tops, all the other actors do their parts well. And yes, as others have stated, Ms Beals shines as always. I wonder if this is an example of using the advantage of blinded male control. Ms Thirlby openly states her bi-sexuality, and is very relaxed and natural in that onscreen. Did that unduly gain her the lead? Otherwise I can see her 'thinking' and visibly 'controlling' her acting, be a 'small' presence on screen, and not commanding as the lead detective/character. And together with her acting, hair and makeup, Ms Thirlby, contrary to the needs of plot and film, is an unconvincing blonde 'beauty' (she is a lovely person and figure in her own self). I was fascinated not because it was good.


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