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Marion Bridge (2002)

 -  Drama  -  18 April 2003 (Canada)
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Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Agnes
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Theresa
Stacy Smith ...
Louise
Marguerite McNeil ...
Rose
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Hollis McLaren ...
Chrissy
Emmy Alcorn ...
Dory
Joseph Rutten ...
Ken
Nicola Lipman ...
Valerie
Jackie Torrens ...
Marlene
Kevin Curran ...
Sandy
Ashley MacIsaac ...
Mickey
Heather Rankin ...
Sue
Linda Busby ...
Evie
Stephen Manuel ...
Tavern Bartender
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Agnes returns to her hometown in Nova Scotia to reunite with her estranged sisters and care for her dying mother. As they tend to their mother, family secrets emerge and disrupt the sisters' fragile dynamic. Written by Anonymous

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Agnes, Theresa and Louise are watching the movie The Five Senses (1999) on television. The particular scene of the movie shown solely features actor Daniel MacIvor. Daniel MacIvor is the screenwriter for this movie. See more »

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Good acting in a slow burn movie
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Agnes (Molly Parker) has come home to Sydney, Nova Scotia to see her hospitalized mother (Marguerite McNeil). She moves in with her sisters Theresa (Rebecca Jenkins) and Louise (Stacy Smith) who are still living at home. She is 65 days sober, but their mother never quit. They move their mother home. The women grate on each other. Agnes starts to stalk Joanie (Ellen Page) who is connected to her past somehow.

The movie is a low-key affair. The energy, the direction is a slow burn. The great actresses hint at a deeper story, and it's revealed slowly. Molly Parker and Rebecca Jenkins are especially terrific as sisters with unresolved issues. Marguerite McNeil is memorable as the alcoholic mother. The family secrets rattle around their relationships unspoken and untouched. It's a fascinating little movie.


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