Straw Dogs

Release date: September 16, 2011
Director: Rod Lurie
Writer: Rod Lurie (screenplay), David Zelag Goodman
Cast: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård
Year: 2011
Runtime: 110 Minutes
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Rating: R
Role: Amy Sumner

Synopsis: Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.





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  • I’m not learning chess to please you, baby. I’m learning so I can kick your *ass*.
  • Those straw dogs were practically licking my body outside, so…
  • There are five men with guns outside.
  • Every chair was my daddy’s chair.



  1. This is the second film in which James Marsden and Kate Bosworth play a couple together – the first was Superman Returns (2006).
  2. When Amy gets back from jogging, the amount of and position of the sweat on her top changes numerous times from scene to scene.
  3. In one scene, Amy erases the “3” in the date on David’s chalkboard and replaces it with a “4”. In a later scene with Charlie, you can see that the “4” that Amy wrote earlier is now written in a different style.


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