3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Offbeat and unexpected,
This review is from: Prairie Love (DVD)
If you'd like to take a break from predictable Hollywood movies with the usual cast of characters, you may be drawn in to Prairie Love.
Like another movie set in North Dakota (Fargo), Prairie Love depends on the stark backdrop of the landscape, in this case, desolate prairie in winter, to drive much of its plot.
Just the basics of the story: A drifter driving along a lonesome road in the middle of nowhere, dead of winter, comes across a body lying in the road in front of a pickup with the hood up.
Drifter drags the body into his pick-up, along with a small satchel, and discovers a wad of love letters inside written to a woman in prison. Eventually, the "body" recovers from the cold and turns out he's still alive. What's more, he was on his way to meet the girl for the very first time after a 3-year penpal relationship, when his truck broke down.
The drifter has other plans, decides he wants to meet the girl and figures she'll never know the difference.
This was a strange movie, one where you're not exactly sure what happened at the end, or what the characters were thinking. Or, for that matter, the significance of the dead deer that keeps pulling a disappearing act.