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Trash Fire (2016)

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When Owen is forced to confront the past he's been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit and murder.

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Richard Bates Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Grenier ... Owen
Angela Trimbur ... Isabel
Fionnula Flanagan ... Violet
AnnaLynne McCord ... Pearl
Sally Kirkland ... Florence
Matthew Gray Gubler ... Caleb
Ezra Buzzington ... Pastor Sterling
Molly McCook ... Aimee
Ray Santiago ... Sheldon
Michael Laren Michael Laren ... Photographer
Clayton Jackson Clayton Jackson ... Colton
Alexa Hamilton ... Owen's Mother
Karl Schott Karl Schott ... Owen's Father (as Karl Scott)
Brayden Austin Brayden Austin ... Young Owen
Ruby Lightfoot ... Young Pearl
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The obnoxious, cynical and sarcastic web designer Owen lives with his girlfriend Isabelle. Owen has analysis with his psychiatrist Florence since he feels guilty for the fire that killed his parents and deformed his sister Pearl. When Isabelle discloses that she is pregnant, she asks Owen to make up with his only family composed by his estranged grandmother Violet and Pearl. Owen warns Isabelle that Violet is a nasty woman, but they travel to his hometown. They learn that Violet is a despicable woman that keeps Beatrice locked in her room. Isabelle realizes that Owen has told the truth about Violet, but they stay for a couple of days more because of Pearl with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A film by Richard Bates, Jr.


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Rated R for some disturbing violence/behavior, strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Language:

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Release Date:

3 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrath See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2.39:1
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Violet: Oh, Owen, grow up. Your mother was a whore, your father was a moron, and your sister is an abomination. Now I have to go to my grave knowing that the bloodline continues.
Owen: How can call yourself a Christian?
Violet: The same way you could call yourself a man.
Owen: You know, sometimes I wish this Bible shit were true, so I could see you burn right alongside me.
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Proserpina
Written by Kate McGarrigle
Published by Kate McGarrigle Music
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc.
Performed by Martha Wainwright
Courtesy of [PIAS]
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Unpleasant and Disturbing Drama, Deceptive Conclusion
30 December 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The obnoxious, cynical and sarcastic web designer Owen (Adrian Grenier) lives with his girlfriend Isabelle (Angela Trimbur). Owen has analysis with his psychiatrist Florence (Sally Kirkland) since he feels guilty for the fire that killed his parents and deformed his sister Beatrice (Alexa Hamilton). When Isabelle discloses that she is pregnant, she asks Owen to make up with his only family composed by his estranged grandmother Violet (Fionnula Flanagan) and Beatrice. Owen warns Isabelle that Violet is a nasty woman, but they travel to his hometown. They learn that Violet is a despicable woman that keeps Beatrice locked in her room. Isabelle realizes that Owen has told the truth about Violet, but they stay for a couple of days more because of Beatrice with tragic consequences.

"Trash Fire" is not a film of horror or romance as indicated in IMDb. It is an unpleasant and disturbing drama with a deceptive conclusion. All the characters are unlikable: Owen is obnoxious and it is hard to find the reason why Isabelle felt in love with him. Later the viewer understand the reason of his twisted personality. Isabelle is cynical and takes no attitude towards Owen stupidities. Florence is an awful psychiatrist that sleeps along the session with her client. The gay Beatrice is also a victim of Violet insanity and badness. Violet is one of the sickest villains ever and reason to recommend this film. Unfortunately Richard Bates Jr. did not know how to end his film making the choice for a too dark conclusion without any redemption that Owen and Beatrice deserved. My vote is six.

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