Little Chenier (2008)
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as Beaux Dupois
as Pemon Dupois
as Mary-Louise Lebauve
as Carl Lebauve
as Sheriff Kline Lebauve
as T-Boy Trahan
as Tuck Dupois
Critic Reviews for Little Chenier
Where writer-director Bethany Ashton really excels is in capturing the complex dynamics of small-town life.
Men are men, and women are no end of sorry in Little Chenier, a steamy saga of jealousy and revenge set on a waterlogged spit of Louisiana land.
Bethany Ashton Wolf's steamy Southern-Gothic melodrama doesn't miss a cliche... but it's steeped in authentic local atmosphere.
Such unflattering scenarios are common in movies about the rural South, but the melodramatic crescendos in Little Chenier don't play out smoothly or credibly. Heavy-handed storytelling undermines the film's good intentions and authentic locations.
Audience Reviews for Little Chenier
[font=Georgia][size=3][color=navy]Little Chenier is an independent, quality movie. Memorable scenes and a great twist at the end will keep the viewer's attention. Great job!!!:fresh: [/color][/size][/font]
:fresh: :fresh: :fresh: (out of four) [color=dimgray][QUOTE][color=dimgray]The beauty and mystery of the Louisiana Bayou takes center stage in this haunting and occassionally awkward drama.[/color][/QUOTE] [/color] [color=#696969]Johnathon Schaech in a dfferent type of role for him, stars as man who lives in a run-down bayou home and watches over his mentally handicapped brother. When a crime is committed, the local sheriff targets the brother as the criminal.[/color] [color=#696969]Not a lot happens in the film, but the it feels genuine and the performances are good. By the end, you feel the emotional impact intended and you actually care.[/color]
The deliberate slow pacing works for this film. The acting is fine, great feel for the location the story took place. It dopesn't always convince, but there are enough good things about the film to overcome this.
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