American Cowslip
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American Cowslip
An agoraphobic heroin addict seeks redemption by growing the rare and beautiful flower that will help him win the town's Garden of the Year contest in this off-beat black comedy featuring Rip Torn, Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, and Cloris Leachman. Ethan Inglebrink (Ronnie Gene Blevins) lives in a homogeneous California town where nothing ever happens. A misfit clad in a powder-blue tux, he's convinced his poker buddies and surrogate moms Roe (Diane Ladd), Sandy (Leachman), and Lou Anne (Lin Shaye) that he's a diabetic, and his needles are for insulin rather than heroin. His next-door… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An ambitious but misfired comedy about an agoraphobic junkie."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Rather than funny ha-ha, this is all meant to be funny sad, but American Cowslip's clunky pacing, chintzy aesthetics and aggressively juvenile tone vaporize any possible sympathy for the characters."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
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