Summer Heat

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • R
  • Drama

Written and directed by Michie Gleason, SUMMER HEAT is a drab and monotonous film that desperately yearns to be considered art. Based on Louise Shivers' novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, the film is set in 1937. Roxy Walston (Lori Singer) is a bored South Carolina farm wife raising a 22-month-old daughter while her husband Aaron (Anthony Edwards) tends...read more

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Written and directed by Michie Gleason, SUMMER HEAT is a drab and monotonous film that desperately yearns to be considered art. Based on Louise Shivers' novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, the film is set in 1937. Roxy Walston (Lori Singer) is a bored South Carolina farm wife raising a

22-month-old daughter while her husband Aaron (Anthony Edwards) tends to his tobacco fields. When Aaron hires Jack Ruffin (Bruce Abbott) to help with the harvest, it is only a matter of time until Roxy strays from the conjugal bed. In SUMMER HEAT, all the elements for a steamy, lusty, erotic

period piece are in place, but director Gleason presents them in such a deadly dull manner that there is no sense of urgency or passion. Although Edwards manages to make something of his part, Singer and Abbott are nothing more than mannequins and utterly fail to heat up the screen.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Written and directed by Michie Gleason, SUMMER HEAT is a drab and monotonous film that desperately yearns to be considered art. Based on Louise Shivers' novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, the film is set in 1937. Roxy Walston (Lori Singer) is a bored S… (more)

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