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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David Gordon Green (screenplay)
Stewart O'Nan (novel)
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Release Date:
11 September 2008 (Greece) See more »
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Some will fall. Some will fly.
Plot:
A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Heartbreaking, tragic and sensational. See more (57 total) »

Cast

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Kate Beckinsale ... Annie Marchand

Sam Rockwell ... Glenn Marchand

Michael Angarano ... Arthur Parkinson

Jeannetta Arnette ... Louise Parkinson

Griffin Dunne ... Don Parkinson

Nicky Katt ... Nate Petite

Tom Noonan ... Mr. Chervenick

Connor Paolo ... Warren Hardesky

Amy Sedaris ... Barb Petite

Olivia Thirlby ... Lila Raybern
Gracie Hudson ... Tara Marchand (as Grace Hudson)
Brian Downey ... Frank Marchand
Carroll Godsman ... Olive Marchand
Daniel Lillford ... Rafe
Deborah Allen ... May Van Dorn
Slavko Negulic ... Oskar (as Slavico Negulic)

Leah Ostry ... Lily Raybern

Lita Llewellyn ... Tricia
Peter Blais ... Mr. Eisenstat
Hugh Thompson ... Inspector Burns
Angela Vermeir ... Marcia Dolan
Yuriy Sobeshchakov ... Mall Photographer
Linda M. Kearley ... Carpet Shopper #1
Wendy Purkis ... Carpet Shopper #2
Brian Heighton ... Trooper #1
Chase Duffy ... Trooper #2
Martha Irving ... Policewoman
George E. Clayton ... Dancing King
Joanne Fordham ... Lady Krueger
Amy Richard ... Warren's Girl
Scott Clackum ... Dancing Groom

Pat Healy ... Nursing Home Operator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe the Dog ... Bomber (uncredited)

Directed by
David Gordon Green 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
David Gordon Green (screenplay)

Stewart O'Nan (novel "Snow Angels")

Produced by
Jeannie Donovan Fisher .... executive producer
Dan Lindau .... producer
R. Paul Miller .... producer
Lisa Muskat .... producer
Cami Taylor .... producer
Derrick Tseng .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff McIlwain 
David Wingo 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Orr 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Suzanne Crowley  (as Suzanne Smith)
Billy Hopkins 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Richard A. Wright 
 
Art Direction by
Terry Quennell 
 
Set Decoration by
Ian Greig 
 
Costume Design by
Kate Rose 
 
Makeup Department
Evan Hyisky .... key hair stylist
Elizabeth Kuchurean .... key hair stylist
Elizabeth Kuchurean .... key makeup artist
Amanda O'Leary .... assistant makeup artist
Vasilios Tanis .... personal makeup artist: Kate Beckinsale
 
Production Management
Meredith Blake .... post-production supervisor
Elizabeth Guildford .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Devin Hillier .... third assistant director
Kay Robertson .... second assistant director
John Shurko .... trainee assistant director
Stuart Williams .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jason Clarke .... assistant art director
Kelly Groh .... props builder
Mark MacAulay .... art department intern
Andy Miller .... props
 
Sound Department
Larry Blake .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Blake .... supervising sound editor
Christof Gebert .... production sound mixer
Gerry Jackman .... boom operator
Kimaree Long .... dialogue editor
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
Billy Theriot .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Gary Coates .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
John Awoods .... stunt double
Randy Boliver .... stunt coordinator
Peter Simas .... stunt double
Peter Simas .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian A. Adams .... daily grip
Keith Adams .... best boy grip
Chris Baxter .... dolly grip
Lori Ann Bellefontaine .... generator operator
Darcy Fraser .... assistant camera
Ron MacNeil .... grip
Michael P. Mason .... daily grip
Robert J. Petrie .... gaffer
Ross Sangster .... key grip
Alan Sweet .... electrician
James Thibodeau .... best boy
Rob Turner .... grip
Todd Voogt .... daily grip
 
Casting Department
Sheila Lane .... casting
Marny Smith .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lawrence Willett .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
George Bunce .... digital intermediate on-line editor
John Crowley .... digital intermediate colorist
Jeff Hocken .... telecine operator
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer (uncredited)
Travis Sittard .... additional editor (uncredited)
Corey Stewart .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Janice Ginsberg .... music supervisor
Kyle Wilamowski .... assistant to music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Rob Eshelby .... az driver
Emmanuel 'Manny' Taylor .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
William Flower .... animal wrangler
Cathy Grant .... production coordinator
Maynard Harris .... power pod technician
Phil Hatcher .... assistant location manager
Tracey Hatcher .... accounting assistant
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Mary Louise McCloskey .... script supervisor
Janice Sheridan .... production accountant
Andy Smith .... dialect coach
Chris Turner .... stand-in
Heather Soper .... animal trainer: dog (uncredited)
Thomas Torrey .... office production assistant intern (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violent content, brief sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
107 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where Arthur takes a swig from a bottle of beer hidden on the floor, he raises it with the label facing him. In the next cut scene, as he lowers the bottle, the label can be clearly seen facing the camera.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Top Gun (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Now PenguinSee more »

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51 out of 73 people found the following review useful.
Heartbreaking, tragic and sensational., 5 July 2008
Author: dead47548 from United States

In the hands of a less capable director, this devastating tale of loneliness, murder, adultery and budding teenage love could have easily turned into a melodramatic soap opera filled with completely unlikeable characters. However David Gordon Green once again expresses his genius by displaying human characters with real emotions. The film begins and ends with a montage of standard everyday activity in your standard American town, showing that these people aren't in extraordinary circumstances or any different from you or I. They are human, and they are very flawed.

Another genius decision by Green is who he decided to put in the middle of the film. In a story filled with such tragedy, it is surprisingly centered around Arthur (Michael Angarano), a young band member, and his budding romance with quirky new girl Lila (Olivia Thirlby). Their adorable friendship-turned-relationship is so sweet and pleasant that when they are on screen alone you completely forget about the chaos that is surrounding this town. At the beginning of the film we hear two gunshots as the band is preparing their big number for the football game at the end of the week. So from the start we know that this story is destined to end in tragedy. But in these moments with just Arthur and Lila being awkward and cute with one another, expressing their mutual attraction or making love for the first time, Green makes us believe that everything is right in this small town; if only for a moment.

Possibly the biggest story of the film is the destructive relationship of Arthur's co-worker (and former babysitter), Annie (Kate Beckinsale) and her unstable ex-husband Glenn (Sam Rockwell). Annie goes through the entire film taking one hit after another. She has so much on her plate, between raising a child alone, taking care of her mother and her affair with Nate (Nicky Katt) who is coincidentally her best friend's (Amy Sedaris) husband. Slowly everything in her world unravels until a point where she is nothing but an empty vessel of what may have been a happy woman at some point in her life, back when Glenn used to make her life. Glenn himself is an absolute wreck in every aspect of his life. On the surface he appears to be a despicable, hypocritical character who preaches about how Christianity saves him but then falls right back into drinking and neglecting his daughter. However in the writing and in Rockwell's flawless performance he becomes one of the most sympathetic characters I've seen in many years. It's a film filled with real people who keep falling into horrific circumstances.

At the center of the entire film is Green's sensational writing and directing. But his brilliant work would be nothing without the astounding performances from the entire cast. Sam Rockwell is an actor who I admire passionately, but he still managed to surprise me with his portrayal of Glenn. Rarely have I had such an emotional connection with a character to the point where I cry when he does and when he does something that I know is wrong, my stomach clenches in fear of what the consequences will be. His performance is a tour de force and one of the best I've seen this decade. Kate Beckinsale is also surprisingly fantastic. The role is very unflattering and at first glance her angelic beauty seems to be miscast, but she proves that external beauty can be nothing but a cover for someone who is slowly breaking to pieces inside. She is absolutely devastating, and explosive, throughout the film. However the most surprising of the cast is the young Michael Angarano who nails the role of Arthur with a reserved, internal anguish that is barely let out on the surface but is always clearly dwelling underneath. It's a trait that I could relate so well with and I was amazed at how well he captured this performance. Olivia Thirlby, one of my favorite young actresses, is also phenomenal as the unique, adorable young photographer who gets Angarano to fall for her; it's easy to see why.

As almost everyone says, Snow Angels is an incredibly difficult film to watch, but one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had. Everyone who contributes in the film is at the very top of their game and it combines for something unlike anything I've ever seen. Green is clearly one of the most passionate directors working today; he refuses to add a flare or flashy style to his films but in doing so makes his intimate relationship with his characters instantly recognizable. He is a man who cares so deeply about the people he is putting on the screen that he refuses to let anyone label them or imply anything about them. This film is many things; a tragedy, a tale of young love, a display of flawed human beings falling apart in a small town. Ultimately though, to me, it's a story of loneliness. Green shows early on that no matter what you have in your life, everyone is instinctively lonely. By the end he proves that without love or friendship, life can fall apart to results that you would never dream possible.

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