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The Ice Storm

(DVD - 2000)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Follows a family's emotional crises in the suburbs of the '70s during an ice storm.
Title: The ice storm
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2000.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Bonus features: anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); English 5.0 surround; English Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround; subtitles in English and Spanish; featurette and theatrical trailer.
Originally released as motion picture in 1997.
CPL DVD# 5450071
Summary: Follows a family's emotional crises in the suburbs of the '70s during an ice storm.
Audience: Rated R.
Local Note: 102 118 211 242
Statement of Responsibility: 20th Century Fox ; directed by Ang Lee
Performers: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver.
System Details: DVD.
Other Language: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject Headings: Films for the hearing impaired. Winter storms Drama. Dysfunctional families Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Topical Term: Films for the hearing impaired.
Winter storms
Dysfunctional families
Publisher No: 2001224
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Nov 03, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The rare instance where the film is better than the book. Perfectly captures and dissects the post-60s, post-Watergate malaise and dead end debauchery of the suburbs. This is what "American Beauty" wanted to be.

Jun 10, 2013
  • fisnik rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The movie had lots of potential, but it goes nowhere. On top of it all, it throws in a piece of tragedy that has nothing to do with anything.

In times when writers were not free to explore sexuality, they used to kill the heroine in the end - you know, to show that god punishes these things. This movie seems to follow the same twisted logic, while not being brave enough to state it clearly. Yuck.

Feb 24, 2013
  • macierules rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great cast and directing.

Feb 19, 2013
  • laustcawz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wendy & Paul Hood (Christina Ricci, Tobey MacGuire) keep calling each other "Charles". Evidently, this is supposed to be an in-joke about '70s TV personality Charles Nelson Reilly, though the parents are supposed to think they mean Charles Manson.

Feb 16, 2013
  • sabalah rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

It was like being a bystander to sexual perverseness of every age, from pre-teens to seasoned forty and fifty-somethings. You watch the corruption and are appalled. If this was what the 70's was like for this segment of society, I can only hope they looked outward beyond themselves for the humanity they so desperately needed. I would not watch it again.

Jan 14, 2013
  • epotter8811 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A bit slow-paced (Ang Lee directs, so is it any surprise? He's the master of monotony though it always LOOKS gorgeous.) but a well-acted drama with a great cast of veterans and soon-to-be-stars. Of the veterans, Kevin Kline and especially Joan Allen bring an innate melancholy and aggression to their characters' crumbling marriage. I was especially taken with Christina Ricci's performance in the film, proving herself a force of nature as a rebellious teenage daughter exploring her sexuality. The rambling existential nature of the story perhaps echos the atmosphere of the early 70s when the radical 60s gave way to a world without rules. If you're looking for a definitive conclusion, don't bother; the film's final scene is just as open-ended as the decade itself. Solid, beautifully shot movie.

Oct 21, 2012
  • am2597 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Oct/12 Watched alone. Not a happy movie by any means. This was the 'cut' or censored version. Don't watch again.

Aug 22, 2012
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not much air-clearing in this movie: it is an effective indictment of the selfish 70s, and has some great acting of rotten characters, but leaves no feeling of redemption at all.

Jul 01, 2012
  • howardpoole rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Just a Sunday afternoon made for TV movie- but not for the little kiddies. LOTS of B movie actors- maybe even B+. A very mature theme with a little suspense to boot

Feb 06, 2012
  • MeReneG rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Ah, life and angst in the 'burbs in the 70s. The kids are unhappy and experimenting -- and so are their parents! // Some good/excellent performances by a terrific ensemble cast, including the veterans (Allen, Kline, Sheridan and Weaver as the primary adults; Czerny and Janney in supporting roles) and the young up-and-comers (Holmes, Krumholtz, Maguire, Ricci, and Wood). // Very nice direction and cinematography (particularly during the ice storm). // Definitely an unexpected end for one of the characters and for the film itself.

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Feb 16, 2013
  • sabalah rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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Dec 27, 2011
  • Ryan Akler-Bishop rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

1973, suburban Connecticut: middle class families experimenting with casual sex, drink, etc., find their lives out of control.

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Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Ben Hood: So son, if there's anything you want to know, just ask you're mother and me, and we'll look it up for you. Paul Hood: Dad, you know I'm sixteen, right?

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Philip Edwards: Perhaps you find in books what I try to find in people.
Elena Hood: That sounds vaguely like an insult.

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Philip Edwards: Sometimes the shepherd needs the comfort of the sheep.
Elena Hood: I'm going to try hard not to understand the implications of that.

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ben Hood: The only big fight we've had in years is about whether to go back into couples therapy.

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The Ice Storm: Casting the Locations

The Ice Storm: Casting the Locations

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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