Little Chenier
Little Chenier (2008)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 29, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Where writer-director Bethany Ashton really excels is in capturing the complex dynamics of small-town life.

John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Bethany Ashton Wolf's steamy Southern-Gothic melodrama doesn't miss a cliche... but it's steeped in authentic local atmosphere.

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