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.
Northernstars reviews American Venus