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Snow Angels (I) (2007)

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A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter.

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On a cold afternoon, with snow on the ground, the high school band is practicing for the last football game. They hear shots. Flashback a few weeks before. Arthur is a high school student, bussing at a restaurant. Annie and Barb are waitresses there - Annie was Arthur's babysitter when he was little. She's now separated from her husband Glenn, who's on the wagon, starting a new job, praying to Jesus, and trying to prove he has his balance back so he can see more of their small daughter, Tara. Annie's seeing someone else, Arthur's parents have just separated, and Arthur is attracted to Lila, a new student at the high school. It's a small town, people's lives cross. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some will fall. Some will fly.

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Rated R for language, some violent content, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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11 September 2008 (Greece)  »

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$14,247 (USA) (7 March 2008)

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$402,820 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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Trivia

Sam Rockwell really did hit his head on the truck, and punch the tree. (reference an interview at vimeo.com/859232) Previously he had gotten tips from a stunt man on how to head-bang the truck without hurting himself too much. However, when he hit the tree with his knuckles, he did it for real, and hard. He visited the hospital in the evening. See more »

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Louise Parkinson: Arthur, I'm gonna ask you a favour to not bottle this up inside, okay? It's easy for us to block out the things that upset us, that's what I do. That's what most people do. But it's important that you feel through this, it's so important I can't tell you.
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I Think I Left a Note
Written and Performed by Benji Hughes
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Snow Angels was a movie.
19 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Snow Angels" was one of the most brilliant pictures I have ever watched. The range in the movie from the brilliant acting to the outstanding storyline touched my soul deeply.

The first thing that caught my attention was the brilliant setting in the movie. For anyone who has ever lived up north they can relate to the constant snowy overcast depressing days winter brings. The director seemed to capture this setting brilliantly. This was a movie that definitely had to be set in an very somber dejected environment. The snow was brilliant, the cloud cover was outstanding, the cold weather was amazing. They all played a huge role in capturing the underlying theme of the movie.

The story line was also brilliant. A very subtle realistic storyline. There was not the happy ending, there was not the special effect, nor was their the big budget to depend on. The director had to rely on brilliant acting and realistic moments throughout the movie. As angry as Glen made you feel throughout the movie, at some points I also felt very sorry for him. You began to realize that he was a conflicted individual with much deeper issues. You understood that deep in his heart he wanted to be the best for his family. Glen reminded me of a few saddened figures in my life. His frustration and dejected feelings also brought me back to some low points in my life.

But there was a great balance. In the midst of all the depression and anger you had 2 innocent young High School kids wrapped up in innocent love. It reminded my of my first High school love and the natural glow a situation like that brings. I even love how Mr Gordan lightly focused on the declining marriage of Arthurs parents. A scene becoming more common in today's world.

I cannot express my appreciation for Snow Angels. The humble story line and the brilliant acting captivated me. I have watched the movie at least 5 times within the last 2 weeks.


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