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Aurora Borealis (2005)

A troubled young man struggling to right himself after the premature death of his father.

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Jacob Shorter
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Sandy
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Lindstrom
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Finn
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Ronald Shorter
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Ruth Shorter
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Clerk
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Kate
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Mr. Gunderson
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Linda Shorter
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Hamit Arfaya
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Stu
Dorion Davis ...
Lucy
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Duncan is a depressed 20-something who has just lost another job. He makes extra money by letting out his flat for his brother's romantic trysts, but when a job comes up as a caretaker in his grandparent's building he takes it. His grandfather has Parkinson's Disease and he and his wife have a caregiver whom Duncan finds compellingly upbeat. As they begin a tentative romance, and Duncan spends more time with his grandparents, he begins to face his feelings about the early loss of his father. A moving drama, set in a frigid Minnesota landscape. Written by johnno.r[at]xtra.co.nz

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Love is the hardest job to hold. Love. The only job worth holding. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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22 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Aurora Boreal  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,321 (USA) (15 September 2006)

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$60,552 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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In the scene were Ronald introduces Kate to Duncan he tells her what a good hockey player Duncan is. He comments that Duncan is almost as good as a Canuck. 'Canuck' is a slang term for someone from Canada. Joshua Jackson, the actor who plays Duncan, is actually from Vancouver, BC. See more »

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References Today (1982) See more »

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Looking Up In Heaven
Written and Performed by Paul Westerberg
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
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Recognizing those who are usually neglected
28 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie because up until this year, I have been on protest of pop culture. I missed out on a lot; however, this movie has been an experience for me that has not been taken lightly and will perhaps stay with me for a very long time (maybe the rest of my life). It gives such great insight on how it must feel to grow old and also portrays the challenges that come when coming of age. This movie has given me and those I viewed it with, an honest perspective of what we have to look forward to and dread as we age. It reminds me too appreciate being young and look forward to the reflections I will have when I am old. It also is a tribute to the large population that has come to a point of their life where they again do not have control and must accept what life has given them. Above all, family is always consistent for those who are lucky enough to have family even if they forgot it was there. There is strength in it and we all must recognize that, no matter how tough it has been. I want to thank the cast for choosing such a lovely movie and to open the eyes and hearts to those of use who are so far removed from the elderly/disabled/sick population that are so often neglected.


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