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

In 1926, young siblings Marty and Carol witness their jealous father shoot their philandering mother. The mother survives, and thirty years pass. Carol and Marty now run small-time scams, and Carol works as a hooker; the siblings are also… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 11, 1997
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker

It's a bizarre relationship, tender and respectful with a suggestively incestuous undercurrent that pulls at the story, like a schizophrenic, drug addled take on Tennessee Williams

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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.