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Snow Angels -- Snow Angels is heartrending portrayal of three couples in various stages of life orbiting around each other in search of connection and meaning. A love lost and found in a small town…
Snow Angels -- A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager, with his old baby sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter.
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Writers (WGA):
David Gordon Green (screenplay)
Stewart O'Nan (novel)
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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
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
Visual Effects by
Ariel Altman .... visual effects artist
Steve Zourntos .... visual effects artist
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
Jeremy Walker .... unit publicist
Heather Soper .... animal trainer: dog (uncredited)
Thomas Torrey .... office production assistant intern (uncredited)

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Rated R for language, some violent content, brief sexuality and drug use
107 min
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Sam Rockwell really did hit his head on the truck, and punch the tree. (reference an interview at 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 »
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 »
Arthur Parkinson:She used to babysit me when i was younger, for years. She used to let me stay up til past midnight. I had a crush on her. I used to drop my toys on the floor. She'd have to bend down, pick them up, I could see right down her shirt. She stayed over once, my parents went out of town. And I saw her naked. I took my moms little make up mirror, tilted it under the bathroom door, watched her shower. She was beautiful.See more »
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25 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Superb, 23 September 2008
Author: ametaphysicalshark from

David Gordon Green is the most talented and consistently excellent American director to emerge this decade, making a splash he has yet to equal with "George Washington" in 2000, and gaining further recognition with the acclaimed, painfully true-to-life relationship drama "All the Real Girls". Sadly, his follow-up to "All the Real Girls", the outstanding "Undertow" failed to register with critics, and "Snow Angels", although better received, came and went without causing much buzz. Green's first major studio job, stoner action-comedy "Pineapple Express" was a big hit, and taken along with his unrelentingly grim "Snow Angels" shows the director attempting to move past his small-scale independent films which initially garnered so much acclaim for him.

"Snow Angels" is another drama from David Gordon Green, true, but it is also still different from his other films in the sense that it is his most tragic film and also his most narratively-focused (his previous films were far more lyrical). Here he's also dealing with sorts of characters he only touched on previously, and it's also (if you don't count his collaborative effort on "Undertow") his first screenplay adapted from another person's work. I have not read the novel "Snow Angels", but I doubt there is any detail, no matter how painful, which Gordon Green didn't unflinchingly transfer to the screen.

Although I enjoyed "All the Real Girls" a lot, I found that whenever the film was not focusing on the two leads it lost its edge and became a rather mundane, typical sort of film, with few truly interesting characters aside from the main two. "Snow Angels", perhaps partially due to it being an adaptation, doesn't fail to create interesting (although certainly not sympathetic) characters out of every last major player in this film. The story connects a teenager who is falling in love, his former babysitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter in an involving, focused narrative which is never exactly unpredictable but is always absorbing and deeply, deeply affecting. It's not an enjoyable film, exactly (at least the final hour isn't), but it is hypnotic, it is stunningly, stunningly well-directed and photographed by David Gordon Green and frequent collaborator Tim Orr, respectively (there are certain shots which are too beautiful to put into words), and I was absolutely transfixed for the entirety of this film.

Another film in what Nathan Lee (formerly) of the Village Voice terms the 'familiar turf of the Small-Town Midwinter Tragedy', which Lee insists the film transcends, "Snow Angels" is right up there with "The Sweet Hereafter" and Paul Schrader's "Affliction" (I was even surprised to find that Russell Banks wasn't the author of the novel this was based on), and for my money better than those two films. I quite like the Small-Town Midwinter Tragedy as a sub-genre, so I'm not going to say that this doesn't fall under that label, but I will say that "Snow Angels" achieves a sort of real, honest drama that can only come through true insight into the characters (in an interview with the Onion A.V. Club Gordon Green stated that this was a very personal project, and it shows), and a real understanding of them. In that sense it goes far beyond most tragedies (the vast majority are shallow, miserable, soulless tearjerkers, no matter how far back in history you look), and although it's unpleasantly dark and grim, there is humanity to the film, mostly observed through the young couple in love (these scenes are somewhat reminiscent of "All the Real Girls", only without the complications), which really elevates this beyond your typical downbeat film, as ultimately devastating and depressing as it is.

The film would be nothing without the performances, and as someone who couldn't have cared less for Kate Beckinsale before seeing this, I now think this was easily the best female performance of the year so far. If the Academy didn't require extensive lobbying for a film to get a nomination, Beckinsale would almost certainly be up for Best Actress come early 2009. The rest of the cast are excellent too, in particular Sam Rockwell, who may annoy a lot of viewers with his performance in this film, but it is absolutely necessary for the character to work, and is eerily reminiscent of someone I used to know, and all the more effective for it.

I don't want to see this film again for a long, long time, and in this case that's a good thing.


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