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Frozen River

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Frozen River
Jory Sutton

Frozen River

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/01/08
performer:
Melissa Leo, Michael O'Keefe, Charlie McDermott, Misty Upham
director:
Courtney Hunt
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Courtney Hunt
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Ray Eddy, a dollar-store employee with two hungry kids, an army of creditors, and an AWOL husband, is the kind of hardscrabble character you imagine Charlize Theron would give her eyeteeth to play. Thankfully, Frozen River doesn’t go that route. Because Oscar nominee Leo is a revelation, turning what could’ve been kitchen-sink clichés into a tiny miracle of human resilience. EXTRAS A director’s commentary. A?