Desperate Remedies Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Desperate Remedies the Movie

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Enjoyment will rest on the viewer's appreciation of campy melodrama. In a Victorian-era New Zealand town, regal shop owner Dorothea Brook (Ward-Lealand) is trying to find a husband for her difficult younger sister Rose (Mills)--who happens to be pregnant and a drug addict. She spots handsome sailor Lawrence (Smith) and decides he'll do but Lawrence is instantly smitten with Dorothea (who's also having heart palpitations over the hunk). Unfortunately, her current lover is Anne (Chappell) and Dorothea has also decided on a marriage of convenience with ambitious politician William (Hurst). It's all very operatic.


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Available on VHS
Running time 92 minutes.
Originally from New Zealand.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Period Piece: 19th Century, Lesbians, Marriage, Brothers & Sisters
Stewart Main, Peter Wells
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell, Michael Hurst, Kiri Mills, Clifford Curtis
Leon Narbey
Stewart Main, Peter Wells
Peter Scholes
James Wallace, New Zealand Film Commission, Miramax

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