81 minutes – Drama
Release date: October 12, 2007
Canadian distributor: TVA Films
American Venus explores the dynamics of a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship. Jenna Lane (Jane McGregor) is a young woman trying to escape family pressure to become an Olympic athlete and define her own individuality. Her mother, Celia ( Rebecca De Mornay), is a deeply disturbed woman with addictions to bad relationships and handguns. As she attempts to manipulate Jenna and feed her addictions, Celia grows increasingly irrational and ultimately spirals out of control.