The Wicker Tree

January 3rd, 2010







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Plot
Charmed by the residents of Tressock, Scotland, two young missionaries accept the invitation to participate in a local festival, fully unaware of the consequences of their decision.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.7/10 (293 voted)

Director: Robin Hardy

Stars: Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett, Graham McTavish

Storyline
Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland . When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are.

Writers: Robin Hardy, Robin Hardy

Cast:
Christopher Lee - Old Man
Graham McTavish - Sir Lachlan Morrison
Honeysuckle Weeks - Lolly
Clive Russell - Beame
Henry Garrett - Steve
Brittania Nicol - Beth Boothby
Ailidh Mackay - Anthea
Keira McMillan - Morag
Keith Warwick - Donald Dee
James Mapes - Reverend Moriarty
Jacqueline Leonard - Delia Morrison
Prue Clarke - Mary
Lesley Mackie - Daisy
Kirstin Murray - Celebrity interviewer
Callum Mitchell - Strange Scottish Villager



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2010

Filming Locations: Dallas, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $7,750,000 (estimated)



User Review

It's OK to laugh!

Rating: 8/10

Saw the world premiere of The Wicker Tree @ Fantasia Film Fest 2011 in Montreal with Robin Hardy in attendance (he actually sat about 6 seats away). I have not seen The Wicker Man and therefore did not know what to expect other than some paganism. Just before the movie started Hardy gave a little primer on the movie and ended by saying "It's OK to laugh!", which was the last thing I expected. Once the movie started I realized why he mentioned this, the movie is rife with black humour and tongue-in- cheek lines about Christianity and more specifically the ignorance of "born again" Christians. There was still some much welcomed blood, sex and general weirdness which, coupled with the constant dark humour, made for a surprisingly (to me) great movie experience. You definitely do not have to have seen The Wicker Man to enjoy this movie. All around great acting, great story, great directing and a great no-loose-ends finish. Definitely recommend this to both Wicker Man fans and newcomers alike.

8/10









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