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Snow Cake

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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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