The Strange and Twisted Tale of...The Movie That Grossed $30.00

The Low Country
According to Exhibitor Relations and Media By Numbers, these movies ranked among the bottom grossers before Zyzzyx Road came along. We're sure they've all got their own strange release tales to tell, but in the meantime, at least their plots are intriguing. — Michelle Kung

Sweet Jane
(2000)
STARRING: Samantha Mathis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
DIRECTED BY: Joe Gayton
PLOT: See Jane overdose. See Jane learn she's HIV-positive. See Jane bond with a teen who's terminally ill with AIDS.

States of Control
(2001)
STARRING: Jennifer Van Dyck, Stephen Bogardus
DIRECTED BY: Zachary Winestine
PLOT: A listless wife ponders the meaning of life, love, and her personal issues.

The Jimmy Show
(2002)
STARRING: Frank Whaley, Carla Gugino, Ethan Hawke
DIRECTED BY: Frank Whaley
PLOT: Paper, plastic, or punchlines? A bored grocery store clerk seeks solace in stand-up comedy.

The Dark Hours
(2005)
STARRING: Kate Greenhouse, Aidan Devine, Gordon Currie
DIRECTED BY: Paul Fox
PLOT: This Canadian horror flick pits a violent sex-offender against his ex-psychiatrist and her family.

Originally posted Feb 09, 2007 Published in issue #921 Feb 16, 2007 Order article reprints
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