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Hounddog

Movie information

Every heart has an awakening. Every soul needs a song. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality
Released on:
September 19, 2008 (limited)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
July 18, 2008
September 5, 2008

Distributors:
Empire Film Group

Status: Released

Cast:
Dakota Fanning, Piper Laurie, David Morse, Robin Wright-Penn, Jill Scott

Director: Deborah Kampmeier

Screenwriter: Deborah Kampmeier

Genre: Drama
About the film:
A provocative Southern tale set in rural Alabama in the late 1950s, HOUNDDOG is the story of a spirited young girl LEWELLEN (Dakota Fanning) and her struggle to rise above the repression that surrounds her.

Lewellen lives with her stern religious zealot grandmother, GRAMMIE (Piper Laurie), but spends most of her time down the hill with her much-adored DADDY (David Morse) in his falling down shack. Daddy is wild and rough and frequently brings home a beautiful but troubled woman (Robin Wright Penn) who has a mysterious history with him and comes and goes when his drink and abuse become too much for her. But while she's around, Lewellen's longing heart reaches for her love.

Lewellen is deeply talented and finds comfort and safety, as well as a place to put her hurt and rage, in the music of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley comes to town for a concert, Lewellen is desperate to go but has no money for a ticket. Her best friend, Buddy, trying to get her a ticket, arranges for her to do her Elvis impersonation for a local teenager in exchange for tickets to the concert. During the impersonation, the teenager attacks Lewellen and steals her innocence.

The attack leaves Lewellen feeling alone and hopeless. It is only the caretaker CHARLES (Afemo Omilami) who can see the spirit in Lewellen and save her soul. He teaches her to use The Blues, to turn her tragedy into a gift. Lewellen ultimately finds her true voice, giving her the strength and courage to walk away from her past and into her future.
Rated R for a disturbing sexual assault of a young girl, and brief sexuality
Box Office: Opening weekend: $13,744 (11 theaters) | Domestic Total: $131,961
Critics Say:
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Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com

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    Juulia – NQLjTUWJhtGuEnKa
    July 20, 2012 - 03:15
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    Dear Hip GrandmaFirst of all it is so nice to read your blogs, as they bring the colours of your exepeirnce from different layers of your life. What many mothers or wives today in their twenties or thirties are going through and are pouring out in internet are seen by you many years ago, and you might have shared them only with your best friend or never shared with any one. I like the way you used the term mutual' many times. Yes marriage is an institution if it is mutually looked after and benefitted. Earlier men were proud to take care of their wives/children mainly economically and wives were happy to look after the family, but now all these definitions are blurred both are doing everything. So ours is the generation who are questioning a lot. In western world they have over come the rating of marriage or being a parent, now they go for it only if they desire and not just because it is a norm in the society. Society is therefore changing accordingly, better options for single old aged people are available there. Community life is coming up as joint families are long gone there. In India we are learning. With time I am sure this new me' concept will go away and life will be more sorted out.