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Suspicious River

Writer/director Lynne Stopkewich ("Kissed") proffers an audacious study of the sadomasochistic connection between an unfaithful wife turned prostitute (Molly Parker – "Waking The Dead") and an opportunistic dominant man (Callum Keith Rennie – "Memento") who capitalizes on her passion for pain. Set in a small Canadian town, the movie exquisitely captures the claustrophobic environment of a place where exotic dreams are repressed to a dangerous pitch of potential violence. "Suspicious River" is a powerful and frightening movie for its depth of emotional struggle that places metaphor and character on equal footing. It’s a rare film that transcends its distinctly unlikable characters to show a lesser-seen view of lessons learned the hard way. Special features include commentary by writer/director Lynne Stopkewich and theatrical trailer. Aspect ratio is Anamorphic Widescreen, with sound presented in Dolby 5.1 Digital Surround. (Movie – Three Stars, DVD features - Two Stars) Rated R, 92 mims. (Tartan Video)

May 11, 2005 | Permalink