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Falling Angels (2003)

1969 in suburban small town Canada. Ex-military man Jim Field, married with three high school aged daughters, wants to portray having the perfect, loving family to the outside world, which ... See full summary »

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Mary Field
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Jim Field
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Lou Field
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Sandy Field
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Norma Field
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Reg and Ron
Carman Fielding ...
Young Lou
Courtney Goodison ...
Young Sandy
Melissa Brown ...
Young Norma
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Tom
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Stella
Kristina Hughes ...
Sherry
Jonathan Bastian ...
Dave
Josh Strait ...
Reporter
Chris Scott ...
Gym Teacher
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1969 in suburban small town Canada. Ex-military man Jim Field, married with three high school aged daughters, wants to portray having the perfect, loving family to the outside world, which is anything but reality largely based on his behavior and thus relationships with the other family members. While trying to be what he considers the model father, he cheats on his wife and is a bit of a blowhard. A prime example of his behavior was several years earlier canceling a family vacation to Disneyland impromptu in favor of a two week nuclear attack simulation, taking the family to live during that time in the locked bomb shelter in their backyard. His wife Mary, a former dancer, suffers from chronic clinical depression, exacerbated by family events including her relationship with Jim. Regardless, Jim truly has a protective attitude toward her. She spends most of her time in a semi-comatose state in front of the television while the girls help her self-medicate with alcohol. Each of the ... Written by Huggo

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15 April 2005 (USA)  »

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CAD 4,300,000 (estimated)
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A sign of Good things to come...
21 February 2004 | by (BC) – See all my reviews

This has to be the most well done Canadian film I've ever seen. The acting was marvelous; the directing was beautiful and the story was very original and realistically hilarious. Everything in this film seemed like it was done so subtly, which it gave such a realistic portrayel of the late 60s/early 70s.

There was something wonderful about this film. It just seemed so authentic.

I don't know what else to say about it; I guess you just got to see it for yourself. It was just such a warm story ---> even with all the depressing aspects it had.

8/10


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