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      Little Chenier

      R 2006 1h 40m Drama List
      67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 72% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In the Cajun town of Little Chenier, La., a bait business on the bayou provides a hardscrabble living for Beaux Dupuis (Johnathon Schaech) and his mentally disabled brother, Pemon (Fred Koehler). Beaux is still close with his old girlfriend, Marie-Louise (Tamara Braun), who is now married to Carl LeBauve (Jeremy Davidson), the local deputy. When Carl becomes sheriff, he uses his newfound power to exact revenge on Beaux by going after the innocent and naive Pemon. Read More Read Less

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      Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Oct 18, 2008 Full Review 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. Rated: 2.5/5 Feb 29, 2008 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins A tremendously original and poignant tale of believable, average individuals caught in a harrowing, desperate situation. Rated: 10/10 Nov 26, 2020 Full Review Ernest Hardy L.A. Weekly Where writer-director Bethany Ashton really excels is in capturing the complex dynamics of small-town life. Mar 13, 2008 Full Review 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. Rated: 2.5/4 Feb 29, 2008 Full Review 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. Rated: 2/4 Jan 31, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Great Cajun Story..excellent cast! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie, like of mice and men in a way! Great acting, really gives the Louisiana feel. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member MUST SEE IT IS MY KIND OF MOVIE..................... IT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH AND CRY........ Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Okay movie, but unresolved ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member [font=Georgia][size=3][color=navy]Little Chenier is an independent, quality movie. Memorable scenes and a great twist at the end will keep the viewer's attention. Great job!!!:fresh: [/color][/size][/font] Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member I love that there is a twist to this story. I also enjoyed the experience of being in the deep south. A whole different world then what I am used to here on Long Island. Seems a bit scarry. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In the Cajun town of Little Chenier, La., a bait business on the bayou provides a hardscrabble living for Beaux Dupuis (Johnathon Schaech) and his mentally disabled brother, Pemon (Fred Koehler). Beaux is still close with his old girlfriend, Marie-Louise (Tamara Braun), who is now married to Carl LeBauve (Jeremy Davidson), the local deputy. When Carl becomes sheriff, he uses his newfound power to exact revenge on Beaux by going after the innocent and naive Pemon.
      Director
      Bethany Ashton Wolf
      Producer
      Bethany Ashton Wolf, Jace Johnson, Ron West, Gavin Boyd
      Screenwriter
      Bethany Ashton Wolf, Jace Johnson
      Rating
      R (Brief Violence)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 8, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $87.9K
      Runtime
      1h 40m