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First Snow (2006)

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A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

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Mechanic Enrique (as Steven Quezada)
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Vacaro
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Tavern Owner Pete
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Andy Lopez
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Bartender Sammy
Julie Gawkowski ...
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Roy Harrison
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Dr. Bates
Gurudarshan ...
Psychic Woman (as Gurudarshan Khalsa)
Callie Anne Morgan ...
Psychic Woman's Daughter
Jo Ann Soto ...
Crying Woman
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Andy Lopez's Wife
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Storyline

Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks is a smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the verge of a big break. Even when his car stalls in the middle of nowhere, a roadside soothsayer assures him a windfall is on its way. But although Jimmy should be happy when his boss suddenly agrees to financially back his business venture, he starts to become paranoid instead. As his girlfriend Deirdre and his best friend/ business partner Ed watch him slowly come unwound, Jimmy wonders if a past betrayal of his friend, newly paroled Vince, could be catching up to him. And, as the weather turns cold, Jimmy can't help but fear the mysterious seer's other prediction... that there'll be no tomorrow after the first snow.

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The end is closer than you think. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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23 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A jóslat  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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When Jimmy visits Mrs. McClure and pours himself a glass of Coke, the amount of Coke in his glass changes several times. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: [opening monologue] This road you're on... you put yourself on this road... on this exact night. Who chose this? A man makes his destiny, right? Nothing makes the gods laugh harder.
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Papa Knows
Written by Giovanny Blanco (as G. Blanco) and Jason Williams (as J. Williams)
Performed by Spigga
Courtesy of Supermercado23 Records
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Beautiful and slightly frightening.
7 April 2007 | by (Latvia) – See all my reviews

From the moment I heard that Guy Pearce is in this movie, I knew I simply must see it. Every movie in which Guy Pearce is the lead turns out to be amazing and I think he is one of the main reasons for that. Pearce is a guy who gives a soul to every character he plays and this film is no exception. It is very pleasing to see him get more and more lead roles these days.

"First Snow" is basically intended as self realization film. But "First Snow" manages to stay out of the clichés of these kinds of films and brings in new themes. It is about someone who knows when he is going to die, but instead of using the good old "live every day like it's you're last" thing, "First Snow" shows the dark side of knowing you're fate. It sends the main character into a grim and frightening journey full of questions about the fragility of life. You'd probably think that this film would force it's thought on you, but instead it gives you a chilling example and leaves you wondering, and questioning themes such as fate, the future and life.

To generate the feel of the main thought, "First Snow" creates a frightening and somewhat cold atmosphere using the surroundings and the music. The cinematography and editing are also amazing, creating an amazing visual sense of the movie. This is easily going to be on my list of 2007's best movies.


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