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The Scoundrel's Wife

Rated R for brief sexuality and some violent images.

R In Theaters 02/28/2003 , 102min.
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Chicago Tribune
The shame is that Pitre, shooting entirely in his home state, wasn't more engaged himself. His intimate connection to the people, place and story, which certainly inspired him to write the film in the first place, is wasted. Full Review
J.R. Jones
Chicago Reader
Scripted by Pitre and his wife, Michelle Benoit, this is more interesting for its historical setting than for its rather wooden drama, but Tim Curry gives a pretty good performance as the town's whiskey priest. Full Review
Joe Leydon
Variety
A bland gumbo of wartime intrigue and home-front soap opera in the bayou country of Louisiana. Full Review
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
An unusual tale about an often over-glorified era from our past, The Scoundrel's Wife exposes wartime America's sordid small town underbelly in a captivating, even entertaining manner. Full Review
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie is finally just a little too ungainly, too jumbled at the end, for me to recommend, but it has heart, and I feel a lot of affection for it. Full Review

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