This World, Then the Fireworks
This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

This dark and twisted crime drama begins in 1926 as siblings Marty and Carol Lakewood watch in horror as their father goes berserk and shoots their philandering mother. She lives, but her children grow up to be real low-lifes, and she… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 11, 1997
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Lippe

Sheryl Lee, as the cop who Billy Zane is scamming and sleeping with gives such a terrible performance that is simultaneously absolutely perfect. She's the most accurate representative of the movie as a whole.

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Emanuel Levy

Elegantly stylish, intensely erotic, and slightly perverse, this rendition of Thomson's pulp novel is an art movie that's likely to divide sharply film critics and audiences--go for the ride.