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Ang Lee - Ice Storm

A movie directed by Ang Lee

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A Quick Tip by cyclone_march

  • Oct 21, 2010
I was told by many people that I was supposed to like it and these people tend to be right ... Nope. I didn't like it. I love most of the cast, but I kept feeling like I'd seen something like it befo ... oh yea "Ordinary People." OP did it earlier and to my mind much better.
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review by . November 01, 2008
Two neighboring families experience a long and ultimately life-changing Thanksgiving weekend. The story moves from one house to the other where the adults are all bored with their spouses (but not with their neighbor's spouse) and the kids are restless and curious about sex. Everyone feels misunderstood and a big ice storm is coming.     This adult drama is full of outstanding performances: Kevin Kline and a luminously lovely Joan Allen play husband and wife who are both filled …
review by . September 04, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: entire cast, cinematography     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: "Oh, life's a work of fiction  Wistful wind of a train  Find security in addiction  Lost in gardens insane" ~ Beau     If you want a glimpse of what a dysfunctional family looks like, then Ice Storm is the movie for you. It begins at the end, with Paul Hood sitting on a train, frozen in time by an ice storm. We then travel back, to find out …
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Director Ang Lee's main concern is a subtle examination of family life that he began with THE WEDDING BANQUET and EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN. With THE ICE STORM, Lee creates a truly American period film that is equally concerned with family relationships, set in 1970s New England. It is Thanksgiving, 1973, and the Carvers and the Hoods are two prototypical suburban families seemingly living the good life in New Canaan, Connecticut. Behind their New Age philosophies and polyester fashions, however, lies deep discontent. One husband carries on an unsatisfying affair with the other family's wife, while his teenage daughter experiments sexually with both of the neighbor's boys. When a winter storm descends upon their upper middle class neighborhood, buried resentments bubble over, leading to a tragedy neither family will ever forget. <br> <br> An intense, well-acted drama based on the novel by Rick Moody, THE ICE STORM is a masterly depiction of the frigid emotional life of suburbia. Great care was taken to accur...
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Director: Ang Lee
Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 31, 1997
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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