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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.
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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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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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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
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
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107 min
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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 »
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:
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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21 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
There are good people…Snow Angels, 19 April 2008
Author: jaredmobarak from buffalo, ny, usa

This film is quite fantastic; a character study of a small town and the everyday craziness that can happen in it. From the trailer, one will understand that this will be a very deep story, culminating into some dark event that will serve as a catalyst for either growth or degeneration for those involved. Green, however, never takes the easy road to show us a conventional lead-up to said occurrence. Instead he commences our journey into the town with a lengthy portion of the comedic mundanity of life. We begin to understand these characters and their relationships with one another; we are thrust into their lives while they have all reached a crossroads of faith and find themselves on the cusp of either taking a step forward or a giant leap back. The familiarity greatly increases the emotional impact of the climatic tragedy that serves to push them all to their breaking point. It's a slow boil to utter devastation and it is handled to perfection.

A lot is going on character-wise and it all is intertwined together. Unlike most pieces of this nature lately, Snow Angels allows each role to exist individually while also having a cursory connection to the rest. They don't walk into each other's lives in contrived ways for the sake of the script. These are real people, in close proximity, that inquire about and interact with others in their hometown much like you do in real life. A high school trombone player named Arthur is our central entry point into the tale as he touches the most people along the journey. He works at a restaurant with Annie, who was also his babysitter and an early crush many years previously (leading to a nice scene of the two reminiscing in the backroom now that they are both older), as well as her friend Barb. Glenn becomes involved through his marriage with Annie and their daughter Tara while the new girl in school Lila begins a relationship with Arthur to enter herself into the tale. Everyone's parents ask about the others in more of a polite manner than anything else. They all know each other and try to stay on top of things despite any real caring. I think at least three people ask how Annie's mother is doing, not because they want to know, but because it is what neighbors do. You have a stake in the lives of those around you because you are all involved in a community. It may be a tenuous bond, but it is a bond nonetheless; one that may connect you moreso than you might have thought.

Green really allows his audience to find their own bond with the people on screen. We begin to feel for Glenn as he tries to pick the pieces of his life back up off the ground. A man chased by the demons of alcohol, he has all but lost his wife and keeps only a thin hold on his daughter after attempting to kill himself, before finding God. He is a man that means well, but might not have the capacity to endure what is happening around him as his wife is seeing someone else and still holds a small fear of him and his actions. You hope that Glenn can stay on the right path, but as you watch him continue on through everything you begin to wonder if he can. Credit Sam Rockwell with this because he is absolutely amazing. Always relegated to be the funny guy, Rockwell shows the range he had starring in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind with a devastating role. One can't praise him enough.

We connect to the others as well through their strong performances. Michael Angarano is great as Arthur, growing into an adult and experiencing things that he may not be ready for. Finding his first girlfriend in Lila, (a nice turn from Olivia Thirlby), he must also confront the past; a selfish father leaving and returning what he sees fit into his wife and son's lives, (Griffin Dunne in a well portrayed bit); and the death that has gotten strong in the air. Kate Beckinsale, as Annie, shows that she can act when not wearing tight leather in vampire films, going through the biggest changes of everyone with her mother to care for, the return of her husband, an affair with Nicky Katt's Nate, and the responsibilities of being a mother.

True the actors are the real shining grace here, but Green deserves praise for their work and that of the aesthetic look on display. The final act tends to drag in parts as it leads to the inevitable conclusion, but that is the only blemish from the whole. His compositions are stunning with many scenes standing out. When Dunne and Angarano are walking and talking at the father's campus, Green chooses to continue panning left even as they have stopped, not lingering on their final words but instead the void left empty in front of them as they are stalled figuratively and metaphorically in their relationship with one another. Along with instances like that, we are treated to multiple close-ups of people and objects throughout, whether it be the marching band conductor's speech or the camera that Lila takes around with her. Green has deft control on the proceedings, infusing the right amount of light humor to diffuse the darkness deep within the town. Tragedy affects everyone differently, showing some the futility of life and others the preciousness of it. It is a tough thing to lose a child, either through divorce, death, or complacency and Green puts it all on display to see whether his characters can continue on or fall forever from grace.

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