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Hounddog

Release Date: September 19th, 2008

R|1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Lewellen (Dakota Fanning) lives with her grandmother (Piper Laurie) in Alabama. Though unable to care for her himself, Lewellen's father (David Morse) tries to connect with his daughter through Elvis Presley's music. After her father's girlfriend (Robin Wright Penn) -- with whom Lewellen has a special bond -- leaves, Lewellen suffers a horrible sexual assault and is traumatized. With some aid from Elvis' music, Lewellen's friend Charles (Afemo Omilami) helps her work through her pain.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Empire Film Group

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  • What I can't figure is why anyone would want to release this tripe in theaters just when Fanning has nearly lived it down. They ain't no friends of mine, or any other moviegoer. show more

  • In spite of a few missteps, the cumulative impact of the film is undeniable. show more

  • Assembled from the debris of countless worn-out images of the Deep South and is indeed beautifully photographed. But the writer-director, Deborah Kampmeier, has become inflamed by the imagery and trusts it as the material for a story, which seems grotesque and lurid. show more

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