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Release Date: August 28th, 2006

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
A bored housewife (Lisa Bowman) and her boozing lover (Larry Fessenden) almost go on the lam after she thinks she shot a man.

Cast: Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell

Director: Kelly Reichardt

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Reichardt's satire is directed just as devastatingly at present-day mindlessness and its inability to reinvent pop myth as against the cliches people inhabit as a substitute for living. And yet there's an affection for the cultural and spiritual meltdown her film's world embraces. River of Grass is incisive and funny. What's even rarer, it's simultaneously subversive and compassionate. Reichardt is a filmmaker to watch. [15 Dec 1995, p.70]

  • Kelly Reichardt's film is a wry, appealingly raggedy look at the impossibility of conjuring up excitement from boredom. show more

  • Unfortuately, the film emerges more as a listless travelogue than as a philosophical trek. Stylized in the manner of "Badlands" with a flat voice-over from the film's dullard female lead, River of Grass is a meandering and ultimately uninvolving film. [26 Jan 1994]

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