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Detective Fiction (2003)

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Minnesota-based playwright Patrick Coyle writes, directs, and stars in the feature film Detective Fiction, adapted from the stage play of the same name. Jack Hannan (Coyle) is a technical writer and a recovering alcoholic. Court-ordered to stay sober, Jack begins to work on a 1940s-style detective novel. He meets Leslie (Sarah Agnew) in his AA group and fantasizes about her, only to find out she is nothing like his imagined femme fatale character. Meanwhile, Jack's estranged wife, Jennifer (Mo Collins), has left her job as a psychologist to go back to school. Ignored by her husband, she meets a younger man Elliott (Brent Doyle) and begins an affair. After a series of flashbacks, Jack and Jennifer are forced to confront each other and deal with the realities of their relationship.

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Cast

Mo Collins
as Jennifer Hannan
Patrick Coyle
as Jack Hannan
Peter Thoemke
as Uncle John

Critic Reviews for Detective Fiction

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Solid acting and sympathy developed for a couple anxious to work out of a marriage-threatening crisis give grown-up audiences something to grab onto.

Full Review… | February 25, 2003
Variety
Top Critic

As slow as molasses, but it creates a strong mood and has believable characters.

Full Review… | March 3, 2003
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