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

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Aurora Boreal  »

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$789 (USA) (24 November 2006)

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$60,552 (USA) (3 December 2006)
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The bridge (I-35W) where Duncan and Kate are standing under where he throws the snowball and says "Some things are built to last, and others fall apart", collapsed in 2007. See more »

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References Norma Rae (1979) See more »

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Just Couldn't Tie Me Down
Written by Patrick J. Carney and Dan Auerbach
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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Oscar-worthy performance by Donald Sutherland
30 June 2006 | by (Beverly Hills) – See all my reviews

I had never seen Joshua Jackson before. What a talent, and what a nice surprise. His is a masterful performance of a young man turning the corner from being mired in his thinking to one who awakens before our eyes. This cast is absolutely perfect, from Juliette Lewis' free spirit, to Louise Fletcher's supportive, but somewhat helpless grandmother, to an absolute, don't-miss-this Oscar performance by Donald Sutherland as the aging grandfather whose illness is getting the best of him. Roger Ebert & Richard Roeper have talked about their hope Sutherland gets another good role, because he's such a fine actor. This is the role, this is the year, and I hope the world discovers this little gem of a movie in the glut of big studio releases and marketing. It's rated R for language, but it's barely an R. Because of the discussion of suicide, it's really just a PG-13. Find this movie. You'll have to look for it, because it's being released in the small indie art house market. It should be in every multiplex in America.


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