American Venus
American Venus (2007)

A competitive figure skater with Olympic aspirations turns her back on the sport by escaping to Canada in director Bruce Sweeney's border hopping family drama. Celia (Rebecca De Mornay) is an uncompromising coach determined to push her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 8, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2009
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Never settling on a consistent tone or establishing a convincing context for its central character, the movie ultimately seems to grow bored even with itself.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a strange, almost indescribable little movie...

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Dennis Harvey

Writer-helmer Bruce Sweeney can't decide if the lead figure is a comic caricature or pathetic mental case; his resolution is so desultory it feels like he ceased caring.

Globe and Mail

As a filmmaker with a gift for social satire, Sweeney isn't at his best focusing almost exclusively on one character.

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Another movie I disliked. Celia is a disturbed woman who is addicted to handguns and needs to manipulate the people around her, especially her daughter. But I… More