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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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Butcher Lee
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Raeburn
Suzanne Castle ...
Saleslady
Starla Lee ...
Jewelry Store Clerk
Judy Simpson ...
Mrs. Hunt (as Jusy Simpson Cook)
Len Hathaway ...
Mr. Hunt
Stuart Hough ...
Drunk Man
Joan Thomas ...
Drunk Woman
Sam Froelich ...
Peanut Factory Foreman
Donald Lee Hall Jr. ...
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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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20 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Flowers: Please don't do that, Brer Fox.
Edgar MacBeth: It ain't no fun to get your husband angry, if you ain't around to see it.
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Macbeth on a Hot Tin Roof
5 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You can't argue with the crisp, moody cinematography, the "Dead Man Walking" soundtrack or the weirdly perfect obsessed performance of "Flowers" by Irish actor Arie Verveen. The wardrobe department made sure that fans of Miss Swain won't be disappointed. The film swings back and forth to contrast the class differences of the South. Intense swampy desire loosely outlined by a Shakespearean theme? What's not to like here people?

I don't think the Lolita comments in other reviews apply to the plot in this film. Other than Dominique Swain's role in that film, this is not a similar story what-so-ever.


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