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American Venus (2007)

American Venus explores the dynamics of a dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship. Jenna Lane is a young woman trying to escape family pressure to become an Olympic athlete and define ... See full summary »

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Bruce Sweeney

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Bruce Sweeney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebecca De Mornay ... Celia
Jane McGregor ... Jenna
Matt Craven ... Bob
Anna Amoroso ... Michelle
Ryan McDonald ... Ty
Nicholas Lea ... Dougie
Paul Skrudland Paul Skrudland ... Matty
Agam Darshi ... Ki
Vanesa Tomasino ... Tracy
Eric Hempsall Eric Hempsall ... Cam
Cam Cronin Cam Cronin ... Gun Counterperson (as Cameron Cronin)
Benjamin Ratner ... Cabbie
Kevin McNulty ... Dick
Babs Chula ... Peggy (as Babz Chula)
Nancy Sivak Nancy Sivak ... Bank Teller
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American Venus explores the dynamics of a dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship. Jenna Lane is a young woman trying to escape family pressure to become an Olympic athlete and define her own individuality. Her mother is Celia, a deeply disturbed woman with addictions to emotional abuse and handguns. As she attempts to manipulate Jenna and feed her addictions, Celia grows increasingly irrational and ultimately spirals out of control. Written by jf

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2007 (Canada) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Sleeping Beauty
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Tchaikovsky)
Performed by Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Conducted by Simon Streatfeild
Licensed courtesy of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Rebecca DeMornay is underrated and underused!
23 July 2014 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Rebecca DeMornay is a talented and beautiful actress. She is highly under utilized in the film world. In this film, she plays a gun loving and carrying mother of an adult daughter. When Jenna bails on her life at home, mother goes to find her in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Jenna is happy and living there with roommates and a boyfriend. When her mother finds, she is determined to make her come home to America and get a gun. Without a gun, she feels naked. Canada has different rules for foreigners buying guns. She will try to buy a gun legally and illegally. The cast is fine but not familiar to me. I would have loved more location shots though since the city is beautiful. The script could have been better. The ending is abrupt.


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