Gilbert Cruz
September 07, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Snow Cake

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
112 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/27/07
performer
Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss
director
Marc Evans
distributor
IFC First Take
author
Angela Pell
genre
Drama

We gave it a C+

When portraying someone with a mental disorder, there’s a fine line between inspired (Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man) and inexplicable (Rosie O’Donnell in Riding the Bus With My Sister). Sigourney Weaver — playing a manic high-functioning autistic woman who loses her daughter in a car crash — falls somewhere in between. There’s the usually sarcastic Alan Rickman’s subtle turn as a grieving accident survivor, but even he can’t save Snow Cake from its inherent insipidness. EXTRAS Ten deleted scenes that, for once, probably should have been in the film. C+

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