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Suspicious River (2000)

R | | Drama | 8 August 2001 (France)
A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.

Director:

Lynne Stopkewich

Writers:

Laura Kasischke (novel), Lynne Stopkewich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Parker ... Leila Murray
Callum Keith Rennie ... Gary Jensen
Katie Keating ... Young Girl (as Mary Kate Welsh)
Joel Bissonnette ... Rick Schmidt
Deanna Milligan ... Millie
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Bonnie (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Norman Armour Norman Armour ... Jack
Byron Lucas Byron Lucas ... Uncle Andy
Michael Shanks ... Ball Cap Man
Paul Jarrett ... Rob
Don S. Davis ... Golf Shirt Man
Jay Brazeau ... Suitcase Man
Bruno Verdoni ... Ralph
Ingrid Tesch ... Gary's Wife
John R. Taylor ... Old Man
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Storyline

A young, married motel receptionist in a small town sells her body to motel guests, but not just for money. This dangerous other life leads her to a male version of herself, who takes her to the extreme edge, the same place her mother had been before but did not survive. Written by Anonymous

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Deeper than you ever feared.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including sexual violence, and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,350
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Callum Keith Rennie bought a learning kit which he wore throughout filming, so he could change his accent to be more American Western. See more »

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Angel In My Bed
Performed by 54-40
Written by Neil Osborne, Matt Johnson, Phil Comparelli & Brad Merritt
Published by 54-40 Songs Inc. (SOCAN) / Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
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Below average
18 April 2002 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

Depressing movie about a woman who sells her body and then, just give it away. Molly Parker is very good as Leila, the motel receptionist who gives the male clients more than just the key to their room. But the movie is a little bit too much of the same, it seems to drag for most of the film. Only the last quarter of the film were interesting enough to keep me awake.

The movie still have some very troubling moments. It reminded me of what's happening in British Columbia these days: the police is discovering bodies of missing women at a pig farm in Port Coquitlam.

Interesting the story of the little girl in parallel. Symbolic? You decide. The setting is nice too. A little motel on the side of a secondary highway.

The movie is not really interesting, I guess, because of the script that seems not to be moving. Would probably have made a good one hour tv-movie.

Out of 100, I gave it 71. That's good for ** out of **** stars.

Seen in Toronto, at the Carleton Odeon Cinemas, on April 13th, 2002.


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