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Frozen River, 2008

Frozen River
Directed by: Courtney Hunt
Written by: Courtney Hunt
Language:  English, French
Country:  USA
Runtime:  97 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Frozen River is bleak, emotional, and thought provoking. The plot centers around unlikely criminals, being down on your luck, and a single parent. It is a drama, independent, and crime movie. Stylistically, Frozen River stars a strong female character. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. Frozen River is set in New York. It happens in contemporary times. The movie is known for being a Sundance Festival winner and critically acclaimed. Note that Frozen River includes profanity.

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Courtney Hunt's feature directorial debut Frozen River is a powerfully unflinching tale of two women,... more

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Language: English, French
Country: USA
Release date: 18 January 2008
Runtime: 97 min

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Melissa Leo Melissa Leo As Ray Eddy
Misty Upham Misty Upham As Lila
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Made with uncommon skill and assurance, the film never succumbs to rank sentimentality, but it manages to get at the nuances of human relationships.
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In the end, you feel that Frozen River gives about as truthful a picture of American bleakness as it's possible for a movie to present. It is a movie that asks something of an audience, but it richly rewards our curiously rapt attention.
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SPOILER ALERT....Two Women, one abandoned by her husband a few days before Christmas, and the other a widower from the Mohawk Nation. Both women are in desperate straights. The opportunity of smuggling aliens into the United States from Canada...
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10.January.2011 |  by: Netflowers
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How far will you go to support your family? How will you handle yourself and treat those around you in the face of desperation? Frozen River is a very powerful film that tackles these questions. Ray Eddy works at a local discount store trying to...
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29.August.2010 |  by: Dain Binder
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Frozen River could have been a timeless classic. It had such great potential with a story about the decisions we make in desperate times. But it's ending was too preposterous. I won't ruin it, but I will say I didn't believe it, and it took away...
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03.August.2010 |  by: Dan Cassavaugh
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A piece of common life
A very near feeling of the main caracters, a good soundtrack and a great light work does the whole film a strong personality. I like very much this kind of movies that it´s only purpose is to show us some exactly points of a somebody life in this...
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07.October.2009 |  by: maluc21
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I have a huge soft spot for Melissa Leo. She blew into Pine Valley (All My Children) 20-some years back and ripped up the lives of its residents and ate the scenery for dessert. Since then she has become a really terrific actress. In fact, she...
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27.August.2009 |  by: Greg Nordlund
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Ray (Melissa Leo) leads a rough life which becomes a lot worse when her husband takes off with all the family's money right before Christmas. Needing to come up with a large amount of cash so she can get the trailer she needs for her family she...
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26.March.2009 |  by: heapshake
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A bit forced
A woman in a rural upstate New York town struggling to raise two kids begins smuggling illegal immigrants across the Canadian boarder when she meets a widowed tribe member. This is an interesting look at the struggles of the poor in rural areas, but...
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23.January.2009 |  by: Alex Stajos
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