Little Chenier
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Two brothers are victimized by a weak and jealous man in this drama shot on location in Louisiana. Beaux Dupuis (Jonathan Schaech) lives on a houseboat with his brother Pemon (Fred Koehler) in the swamps of Cajun country. Beaux is a handsome and responsible man who supports his family by running a bait shop and looks after Pemon, who is mentally handicapped. Beaux used to love Mary-Louise (Tamara Braun), a dark-eyed beauty, but she's recently married local ne'er do well Carl Lebauve (Jeremy Davidson), who has a mean streak and a jealous nature. As it happens, Carl has reason to suspect… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Where writer-director Bethany Ashton really excels is in capturing the complex dynamics of small-town life."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"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."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Bethany Ashton Wolf's steamy Southern-Gothic melodrama doesn't miss a cliche... but it's steeped in authentic local atmosphere."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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