Four Sheets to the Wind 2007 R

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After his father's intimely suicide, Caf? leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.

Starring:
Wes Allen, Jeri Arredondo
Runtime:
1 hour, 22 minutes

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Genres Drama, Romance
Director Sterlin Harjo
Starring Wes Allen, Jeri Arredondo
Supporting actors Laura Bailey, Nando Betancur, Darryl Cox, Fank Dodson, John Glosser, Christian Kane, Jim Kirkland, Blair Kroeber, Cody Lightning, Mark Loftis, Mary Neff, Bill Poague, Tamara Podemski, Jon Proudstar, Mike Randleman, Aaron Riggs, Thalia Twins, Richard Ray Whitman
Studio First Look
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
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The relationship between the two is at the heart of this beautiful film.
S. Smith
It is also a movie about motherhood and the pain and fear to be seen in the wonderful performance of Jeri Arredondo as Cufe and Miri's mother.
Ronald Scheer
It did not successfully get to the point, although it tried for way too long.
Will Rogers

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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By S. Smith on October 23, 2007
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"Four Sheets to the Wind" premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2007 where it was greeted with a standing ovation. Though not commercial fare, the film is one of the best surprises of the year. Cody Lightning stars as a young native american who decided to leave his Oklahoma reservation for city life in Tulsa. There he meets up with his troubled sister. The relationship between the two is at the heart of this beautiful film. The lead performances are near perfect and was singled out for recognition during the festival awards ceremony. Don't miss this inspiring and dramatic story!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Scheer on June 10, 2010
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I found this story of young Oklahoma Indians absorbing in the way any story is about young people finding themselves in a world that doesn't offer much of a place for them to fit in. Cufe, the central character is wonderfully played by Cody Lightning, who gives a thoughtful, quiet performance as a young man on the cusp of learning who and what he is. The death of his father awakens him to his real isolation in the world, and through him we understand his sister's desperate lostness as her life finds a dead end, off the reservation in Tulsa.

This is a movie about sons, as most of the screen time belongs to Cufe, especially as he opens up to a young woman he befriends while visiting his sister in the city and talks of his grief for his dead father. It is also a movie about motherhood and the pain and fear to be seen in the wonderful performance of Jeri Arredondo as Cufe and Miri's mother. While the film has more than the usual level of emotion, it avoids sentimentality and easy resolutions. It also has moments of wry humor, especially at the opening when the family has to fake a funeral for a man whose body has already been disposed of. Whites in the film, for a change, are stereotyped for their well-meaning foolishness on the one hand and coarse insensitivity on the other. This is a fine film with a Native American voice, and I look forward to more from director Sterlin Harjo.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Odii Gis on June 12, 2008
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Pleasantly surprised with this film by Sterlin Harjo, I caught the tail end of this movie on the Sundance Channel one day and was immediately drawn to it by its narrative in Muscogee (Seminole?) language. I finally got a hold of the DVD and watched the entire movie. I wasn't too sure about watching this movie on Mother's Day because of some of its initial scenes. But in the end, it was a perfect movie for that day.
I think it is hard sometimes to make American Indian movies in contemporary settings without being sore about modern Indian social conditions such as alcoholism and racism. Sometimes such films start out only pointing to those issues and then next thing you know it's like we are yelling at or preaching to viewers.
This movie along with such films like Pow Wow Highway, Doe Boy, and Dance Me Outside recognize the sociocultural aspects of Native America but mostly emphasize modern American Indian storytelling by portraying traditional beliefs methaphorically. In any case, it is a movie about death, awakening, salvation, and rebirth. Four elements to the wind.
For this film, we see the portraits of contemporary living through Cufe, his mother, and his sister in Oklahoma. Yet through, the deceased father's 3rd person narrative, he tells us of the ongoings as if it was a Muscogee traditional folktale. Very neat and very original.
Cody Lightning is excellent as Cufe. But, Tamara Podemski gives the breakout performance of her career.
I give this movie only 4 stars even though it deserves 5. But, it is Four Sheets to the Wind. Get it?
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda Fritch on January 2, 2008
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A wonderful film. I loved every minute of it. The actors were great. Cody Lightning was brilliant. The entire cast fit their roles perfectly. Sterlin Harjo [writer and director of the film] was amazing. The story was beautiful. I have viewed the film three times and will watch it again and again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linda Wenrick on September 6, 2009
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Viewing Sterlin Harjo's "Barking Water" this summer @ Santa Fe's Native Cinema Showcase, I wanted more. An earlier movie made on location in familiar territory -- Wewoka (aka Barking Water), Holdenville, and Tulsa, Ok. -- "Four Sheets to the Wind" more than suffices.
Here a younger generation of Seminole comes to terms -- and not -- with death in the family and the need to explore beyong their rural round. Loved the folk tales, interspersed spoken Seminole language (Cufe=rabbit), sly sense of humor, extraordinary NA casting -- and yes, being Home.
Erstwhile Wewoka woman
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linda Stevens on January 25, 2010
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I have played the movie several times just to hear the narrator. The characters were all easy to relate to and the plot was realistic. I thought it was a good movie- and so has other people that have viewed it with me. I would replace the movie with another one if I lost it... that says something...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linda Berryhill on March 21, 2013
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Love this movie, seen some of the hot spots around town and understood every word because I am a native american and this is the town I live in.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By The Edit Doctor on October 27, 2007
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Four Sheets was one of the highlights of Sundance '07 and has captivated audiences at every theatrical festival stop along the way. A must see... a beautiful tale exploring the human condition.
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