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Months passed and I still thought about some scenes in the film. Long after I forgot the title, I couldn't shake the images and feelings.
Now I look forward to watching it again. If anything I wish it had gone into more depth.
Without spoiling anything, I think Rockwell's character depicts that kind of desperate, joyless, religion - all form and no substance - that comes out of court-ordered conversions. It's the form of Christianity and not the substance, not the change of heart and rebirth in the spirit that comes with true conversions. The way some people have to attend several AA meetings a week, have to fill the emptiness, as though it's a chore.
The film further illustrates the deep pain and dysfunction of a broken home. I thought Rockwell's brief and awkward visits with his daughter were spot on. His parents, especially the mother, also nailed the heartache of having their grown son move in with them, straining to hope for the best in a bleak situation.
I'm not sure whether this is an endorsement or a warning.
I have to admit that with each of his new films, I come to appreciate his skill a little more. It isn't necessarily that his films are getting "More Hollywood", but they are getting more accessible.
And the actors seem to be flocking to him, eager to star in his next film; with "Snow Angels", his latest work, he has brought together his most eclectic and perhaps most talented cast yet.
Set in an unnamed northern town somewhere were snow seems to be on the ground more often than not, the High School marching band is practicing their formations, and the practice is not going well, to the chagrin of their director, when two shots ring out. Arthur (Michael Angarano, many television and film credits, he played Jack's son on "Will and Grace") turns to look and his girlfriend, Lila (Olivia Thirlby, "Juno") watches him as he becomes concerned. Flashing backwards an indeterminate amount of time, the film picks up at the beginning. Annie (Kate Beckinsale, her best performance) and Barb (Amy Sedaris, going for the dramatic here) are two friends who work as waitresses in the town's Chinese Restaurant.Read more ›
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Sad story that is hard to watch. A couple falling apart . Love Sam Rockwell.Published 17 days ago by PAMELA G.
What a waste of my time. Typical Hollywood perspective on small town Unless you're feeling really happy and you don't like it, then I'd avoid this movie like the plague... Read morePublished 18 months ago by SimJim
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