Mad Cowgirl

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Released 2006

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Director:
Gregory Hatanaka
Released:
2006
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Mad Cowgirl is a 2006 romantic horror drama directed by Gregory Hatanka. In the film, Therese (Sarah Lassez) is a divorced health inspector, who carries on casual sexual affairs with several people, loves kung-fu movies and has a complicated relationship with her brother, Thierry (James Duval). Thierry is a meat importer and often supplies Therese with delicious red meat that she loves. When strange things begin to happen to Therese, her life begins to spin out-of-control. She thinks that she is beginning to see and hear things. Slowly she comes to realize that she may be losing her mind or somebody is poisoning her. The only person she fears may try to harm her is her brother Thierry. She surmises that her brother hates her enough to give her meat tainted with mad cow disease, so she sets off to prove herself right. Did Thierry poison Therese, or is she simply losing her mind?

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  • 60

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    The point is not very clear, but there's an impressive weirdness to Mad Cowgirl that elevated it above more strained attempts at transgressive cinema.

  • 50

    New York Post V.A. Musetto

    There's a lot happening here, perhaps too much. At times, the movie threatens to implode under its own weight. At others, it's wickedly funny.

  • 40

    The New York Times

    A demented jag of blasphemy, multicultural weirdness, splatter-movie tropes and inchoate meat metaphors, Mad Cowgirl is an underground movie with little sense of grounding; the poi...

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Drama, Horror, Suspense

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Slashers, Teen Terror, Gorefest