August 18, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Ice Storm

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
Wide Release Date
09/27/97
performer
Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Adam Hann-Byrd, Katie Holmes, Allison Janney, David Krumholtz, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Jamey Sheridan, Elijah Wood
director
Ang Lee
distributor
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre
Drama

Embarrassing sex in ”The Ice Storm”

THE CHARACTERS Wendy Hood (Christina Ricci, left), a suburban Connecticut teen in 1973, and Mikey Carver (Elijah Wood, right), her neighbor and schoolmate

THE SCENE The bored teens, hanging out in Mikey’s living room, engage in some heavy petting, an activity made kinkier by the fact that Wendy’s wearing a latex Halloween mask of Richard Nixon.

EMBARRASSMENT QUOTIENT Modest for the teens, who are startled mid-grope when Wendy’s dad, Ben (Kevin Kline), walks in on them. Much more humiliating for Ben, who’s having an affair with Mikey’s mom, Janey (Sigourney Weaver).

EW MOVIE GRADE B+

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST