Drool (2009)

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An abused wife's plan to escape her husband goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow.

"Drool", directed by Nancy Kissam, is a dark funny movie that was very first premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2009. The film includes an excellent cast consisting of Laura Harring, Jill Marie Jones, Oded Fehr, and Ashley Duggan Smith, who represent characters caught in a nightmarish domestic scenario. Non-traditional and bold, "Drool" explores themes like abuse, infidelity, murderous plots, awakening sexuality, and freedom, while handling to maintain an unique mix of humor and emotions.

Plot Summary
The film revolves around Anora Fleece, played by Laura Harring, who is stuck in a violent relationship with her racist and sadistic hubby Cheb, represented by Oded Fehr. Anora's world modifications when she satisfies her new next-door neighbor Imogene Cochran, played by Jill Marie Jones, who is a makeup saleswoman. The 2 develop an unlikely relationship which quickly escalates into a romantic and sexual relationship. Anora feels a sense of liberation she never ever experienced before.

While Cheb is away on a searching trip, Anora and Imogene go over a fantasy plot of eliminating Cheb to free Anora from her violent marital relationship. The twist occurs when Cheb returns early from his journey, finds their affair, and in the confrontational scuffle that follows, Anora unintentionally eliminates him.

On the Run
Anora, with Imogene and her 2 teenage kids-- Jack, depicted by Ashley Duggan Smith, and Little Pete, illustrated by Christopher Newhouse-- leave in a vehicle. They carry along Cheb's dead body, a roll of carpet, and a vintage Contempo Casuals metal can full of Drool, a fictional lipstick produced by Imogene. The journey sees various entertaining, frightening, and exposing occurrences, offering minutes of self-discovery and bonding for the characters en route.

For Jack, it's a journey that exposes his mom's sexuality while he grapples with his own awakening sexuality as a homosexual. Young Pete delightfully forms a bond with Imogene, appreciating her fearlessness. Imogene, on the other hand, ends up being the beacon of strength for this disjointed household, assisting them browse the chaos.

"Drool" is a funny take on a grim subject, packaged as a roadway motion picture sprinkled with murder and love. While promoting a message of self-expression, sexuality, and flexibility, it beautifully stages the blooming relationship between Anora and Imogene and highlights the charming persona of Imogene who not just assists Anora break devoid of her hazardous marital relationship however likewise ends up being a source of bonding and recovery for a household.

The movie's conclusion depicts Anora, Imogene, Jack, and Pete opening a roadside stand in a stereotypical idyllic rural setting. They sell Drool lipstick, while living their new-found liberty and credibility, reflecting the transformative journey they've had. Despite dealing with an extreme style like domestic violence, "Drool" includes a touch of creative storytelling and understanding humor, making it a must-watch for those looking for a daring representation of love, liberation, and life.

Top Cast

  • Laura Harring (small)
    Laura Harring
  • Jill Marie Jones (small)
    Jill Marie Jones
    Imogene Cochran
  • Oded Fehr (small)
    Oded Fehr
  • Dalton Alfortish
  • Garrett A. Lain
    Mr. Vargas
  • Brett Lapeyrouse (small)
    Brett Lapeyrouse
    School Boy