The Ice Storm

This was a rather bleak drama about families hoping to find something in the face of an impending ice storm.  The ice storm itself really isn’t that much of a topic in the movie.  Instead, it adds to the already bleak backdrop that is pervasive throughout the movie.  It very much reminds me of a more subtle version of American Beauty.   In that film the characters and the story lines are a little more exaggerated.  Above all the acting is superb.

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Movie title: The Ice Storm

Movie description: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.

Date published: 2021-03-19

Director(s): Ang Lee

Actor(s): Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Adam Hann-Byrd, David Krumholtz, Jamey Sheridan, Kate Burton, William Cain, Michael Cumpsty, Maia Danziger, Katie Holmes, Michael Egerman, Christine Farrell, Glenn Fitzgerald, Allison Janney, Jonathan Freeman, Barbara Garrick, Dennis Gagomiros, John Benjamin Hickey, Tom Flagg, Byron Jennings, Miles Marek, Colette Kilroy, Ivan Kronenfeld, Daniel McDonald, Donna Mitchell, Barbara Neal, Nancy Opel, Larry Pine, Wendy Scott, Marcell Rosenblatt, Evelyn Solann, Jessica Stone, Sarah Thompson, Scott Wentworth, Robert Westenberg, Colleen Camp, Bill McIntyre, Joe O'Connor, Courtney Peldon, Bettina Skye

Genre: Drama

My Review

This was a rather bleak drama about families hoping to find something in the face of an impending ice storm.  The ice storm itself really isn’t that much of a topic in the movie.  Instead, it adds to the already bleak backdrop that is pervasive throughout the movie.  It very much reminds me of a more subtle version of American Beauty.   In that film the characters and the story lines are a little more exaggerated.  Above all the acting is superb.

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