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Desperate Remedies (1993)

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Taking place in 19th-century New Zealand, this over-the-top melodrama stars Kevin Smith as Lawrence Hayes, who is spotted by the beautiful but reserved Dorothea Brook (Jennifer Ward-Lealand). She asks Lawrence to do her a favor and marry her sister Rose in order to keep Rose away from her drug-dealing boyfriend, Fraser (Cliff Curtis). In return, Dorothea agrees to remunerate Lawrence for his time by giving him a tract of land of his own. But, along with the land, Lawrence also desires Dorothea. Unfortunately, Dorothea refuses to let go of her girlfriend Anne (Lisa Chappell). The plot further thickens when it turns out that Dorothea is also engaged to marry political boss William Poyser (Michael Hurst).To solve all these problematic relationships, desperate remedies are indeed required, and Lawrence is ready to provide the solution. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast

Jennifer Ward-Lealand
as Dorothea Brook
Lisa Chappell
as Anne Cooper
Kevin Smith
as Lawrence Hayes
Timothy Raby
as Mr. Weedle
Geeling
as Su Lim
Sean Marshall
as Maori Warrior
Kate Bartlett
as Chorus Member
Martyn Sanderson
as Maori Warrior
Johnny Bond
as Chorus Member
Ann Coc-Kroft
as Chorus Member
Sam Williams
as Maori Warrior
May Daiziel
as Chorus Member
Alison du Fresne
as Chorus Member
Tony Gallagher
as Chorus Member
Richard Hanna
as Chorus Member
Bruce Hopkins
as Chorus Member
Ian Hughes
as Chorus Member
Murray Keane
as Chorus Member
Irene Malone
as Chorus Member
Andre Kovachevitch
as Chorus Member
Pete Mason
as Chorus Member
Buzz Moller
as Chorus Member
Mathew Sunderland
as Chorus Member
Peter Tait
as Chorus Member
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Critic Reviews for Desperate Remedies

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

It passes the giggle test as a splendidly opulent parody of period trysts.

September 8, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

WIld, stylish historical melodrama shows a genuinely experimental approach to filmmaking.

September 30, 2014 | Full Review…
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