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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Melissa Leo
Misty Upham
Charlie McDermott
Michael O'Keefe
Directors
Courtney Hunt
Screenwriters
Courtney Hunt
Running Time
97 minutes

Frozen River
Oscar-nominated anti-chick flick


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Frozen River

Plot
After her husband runs off with her savings, Ray Eddy (Leo) and her kids are destitute. Ray unwittingly finds herself in partnership with Mohawk Lila Littlewolf (Upham) as a people smuggler, driving illegal aliens across an iced-over St. Lawrence River bordering Quebec and New York State.


Verdict
Original, sad, suspenseful and involving: the kind of work that helps independent American cinema retain its good name.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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