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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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Zev Berman

Writer:

Deborah Pryor
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dominique Swain ... Inez Macbeth
Henry Thomas ... Edgar Macbeth
Arie Verveen ... Flowers
James Urbaniak ... Druden Hunt
Karen Allen ... Butcher Lee
Debra Monk ... Officer Avon
Blake Lindsley ... Raeburn
Suzanne Castle Suzanne Castle ... Saleslady
Starla Lee Starla Lee ... Jewelry Store Clerk
Judy Simpson Judy Simpson ... Mrs. Hunt (as Jusy Simpson Cook)
Len Hathaway Len Hathaway ... Mr. Hunt
Stuart Hough Stuart Hough ... Drunk Man
Joan Thomas Joan Thomas ... Drunk Woman
Sam Froelich Sam Froelich ... Peanut Factory Foreman
Donald Lee Hall Jr. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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Druden Hunt: Officer Avon, do you feel like you're really attached to the earth?
Officer Avon: Most of the time.
Druden Hunt: I do not.
Druden Hunt: I could drink her up. I could make a coat out of her and wear it. I thought if I could hold her tight enough, I could push her inside me, then she'd be safe. And I'd weigh something. You know what I mean?
Officer Avon: ...You probably had to be there.
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aka "PLAIN DIRTY"
27 November 2004 | by samkanSee all my reviews

Doesn't deserve the horrible rating the IMDb viewers gave or nor the cold shoulder it otherwise received. Sort of a poor man's Flannery O'Connor short

story. Almost works as a character study of the poor girl at the center of the picture and, in this regard, I believe that it was the movie's creator(s)' intention not to allow our hillbilly queen to garner our sympathy . Another plus is that the characters appear genuine when they could have easily been allowed to slide

into stereotypes. Holds your interest and maintains pace despite relatively

modest plot. Satisfying to know that this mild, unpretentious entertainment was made with such a modest -possibly nominal - budget. I'm thinking that the

naysayer's just didn't have the patience or humility to enjoy this film.


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