North Country (Widescreen Edition)
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Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (Monster) teams with Niki Caro, theaward-winning screenwriter and director of Whale Rider, for thisfictionalized version of the first successful legal prosecution of asexual-harassment case in the United States.After fleeing from her abusive husband, young mother Josey Aimes(Theron) returns home to Minnesota, where she finds work in the ironmines. Josey refuses to endure the frequent sexual innuendoes andunwelcome physical contact that her male co-workers inflict on thewomen. When her complaints to the mine owners fall on deaf ears, Joseyseeks a legal remedy, becoming the key plaintiff in a class actionlawsuit that leads to the first sexual harassment ruling in UnitedStates judicial history.]]>
A sterling cast and vivid direction give North Country an emotional heft to match its political convictions. Charlize Theron (Monster) plays Josey Aimes, who goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband.
Frances McDormand and Charlize
Theron in North Country.
- Additional scenes
- Making-of documentary: "Stories from the North Country"
- Theatrical trailer
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The movie itself is fantastic and takes you through an emotional rollercoaster. The director really knew how to pull at the audience’s heart strings like a harp, and get the audience to feel as though they are in the movie, experiencing these emotions alongside the characters,
During the period of the 1980s, women are generally not accepted in male predominant workplaces, such as the mines. The movie gives a great depiction of the expected and unexpected treatment of the women in these said mines. It drives one to feel the pain these women feel as they go to work and their mistreatment grows every day. The film gives a great emotional idea of the inequality in the workplace at this time.
The move’s court scene, however, is not as appealing as the rest of the film. The director attempted to keep the emotional level of the movie as high here as the rest of the film. However, doing so caused scenes such as the court scene to appear unrealistic and a bit cheesy and glorified. A court, in real life, would unfortunately never work the way the movie depicts, and thus takes away from the realism of the film.
Nonetheless, “North Country” is a brilliant film that will forever change the way I, personally, perceive women's rights and workplace inequality for the rest of my life.
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Probably because the Script was so bad.Read more