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      Brothel

      2008 1 hr. 36 min. Drama List
      Reviews 24% 50+ Ratings Audience Score In a once-thriving Arizona mining town, a woman (Serena Scott Thomas) starts renovating an abandoned brothel and meets the ghosts who still haunt it. Read More Read Less

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      unjay Self consciously stylised story telling characterised by extreme closeups and bizarre lighting. Had me thinking, "don't show me tell me". Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is very underrated. If you want a movie that you can cuddle up all alone and really get into, make your popcorn now. It's not scary and it's not gory. However, I have watched it multiple times because I'm into ghost towns and such. I never fail to find some new angle to look at this movie and to view the strange characters. I really adore this movie! I don't own a lot of movies but this one I do! It's something I watch whenever I need comfort and to just cuddle up and go into a different fantasy world watching it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Extremely engrossing film. Kept me interested throughout-ever questioning life and death motifs. How do we cope with loss? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The Brothel (Amy Waddell, 2008) There is really no tactful way to say this, so: Brothel (which may or may not have a The in front of it depending on which website you look at) is an unforgivably bad film, a Hallmark Original Movie with added profanity and nudity, but with the same new-age-inspirational-claptrap feel to it that gets the panties of the Hallmark Channel execs wet every time they encounter it in a bad DTV movie. I expect, if they can find a way to excise the things from it you can't show on TV, you'll be able to see it there relatively soon. Plot: For reasons unknown to you at the beginning of the film (they are part of the great mystery of the thing), Julianne (Serena Scott Thomas, younger sister of Kristin) is interested in getting away from her previous life as a wedding/party planner, buying an old brothel in Jerone, Arizona, and turning it into a bed and breakfast. She soon finds that the place is haunted by the ghosts of its last madam (The People Under the Stairs' Grace Zabriskie) and some of her girls, leading to long sequences of tearful dialogue as everyone works through their problems, ghost and human alike. There's a minor romance subplot, some thriller stuff, but in general, indistinguishable from your typical Hall-Time Original Production, right down to having the relatives of more famous actors hanging around (Whip Hubley, Season's younger brother, pops up as well). And all of it probably could have been done correctly, or at least half-decently, if Waddell (turning in her first, and as of this writing last, feature) had been able to decide what kind of movie she wanted to make. Is it a Life-Mark Original or an erotic thriller? A ghost story or a romance? A drama or a horror film? We have any number of examples of movies that crossed over well, but when it comes to making over a room, there's a way to mix Louis XIV and Roy Eames and make it look right, and a thousand ways to do it wrong. Amy Waddell, unfortunately, found herself with the latter. 1/2 Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review don s This mess couldn't figure out what it wanted to be aka poor direction: a restaurant owner's lover kills himself so she moves to small town Arizona and purchases a former brothel to make over into a B&B. Shortly after, she receives visions of the former brothel workers and somehow ties these delusions into her life with the lover, who was a thief that broke into her house and stayed. Ghost story? Examination of mental illness? Twisted romance? Doesn't matter - it is awful. Nice looking ladies though. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Holy crap. That movie was crappy. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In a once-thriving Arizona mining town, a woman (Serena Scott Thomas) starts renovating an abandoned brothel and meets the ghosts who still haunt it.
      Director
      Amy Waddell
      Executive Producer
      Jane Alsobrook, Ira Deutchman
      Screenwriter
      Amy Waddell
      Production Co
      Mount Parnassus Pictures
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2017
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