6.3/10
1,534
19 user 28 critic

The Stone Angel (2007)

R | | Drama | 11 July 2008 (USA)
A 90-year-old woman, rapidly losing her memory and knowing that sooner or later her life will be over, returns to the Manitoba farmhouse she grew up in to try and make peace with her dysfunctional family.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Ellen Page, Zie Souwand, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Love That Boy (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young women who sets out to find a boyfriend get's more than she bargained for when she falls for a much younger boy.

Director: Andrea Dorfman
Stars: Nadia Litz, Nikki Barnett, Adrien Dixon
Touch & Go (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Scott Simpson
Stars: Jeffrey Douglas, Patricia Zentilli, Stephen Sharkey
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A day-in-the-life dark comedy concerning a group of islanders, their respective secrets, and one man's plan to kill himself quietly.

Director: Daniel MacIvor
Stars: James Allodi, Callum Keith Rennie, Ellen Page
Adventure | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall
Touchy Feely (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother's floundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.

Director: Lynn Shelton
Stars: Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Josh Pais
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An adventurous coming-of-age story that follows young rebellious Sherry through Europe as she loses her illusions, virginity and lip ring.

Director: Alison Murray
Stars: Ellen Page, Natasha Wightman, August Diehl
Swing Vote (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a remarkable turn-of-events, the result of the presidential election comes down to one man's vote.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Stars: Kevin Costner, Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer
Marion Bridge (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three estranged sisters reunite to care for their dying mother and old conflicts and secrets return to the surface.

Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Stars: Molly Parker, Rebecca Jenkins, Stacy Smith
Smart People (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Into the life of a widowed professor comes a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother.

Director: Noam Murro
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Sarah Jessica Parker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Doris
Judy Marshak ...
Silver Elms Matron
...
Silver Elms Bridge Player
...
Ryland Thiessen ...
Child Telford
...
Child Charlotte
...
Child Matt
...
Ardith Boxall ...
Lottie's Mother
Arne MacPherson ...
Doctor
...
Reverend Troy
...
R. Morgan Slade ...
Young Telford
Edit

Storyline

In Manitoba, Hagar Shipley is nearing 90. She has little, she tells us, but her memories. Over several weeks, during which she runs away from her son and daughter-in-law who want to place her in a nursing home, returning to the small town where she grew up and the now-derelict farmhouse where she was married and raised two sons, we follow Hagar in the present and in memories that trace her childhood, marriage in defiance of her father, and later losses. She's fiercely even foolishly proud. Can she make peace with anyone she loves, or is she left to rage against the dying of the light? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes it takes your whole life to get it right. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel de piedra  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,883 (USA) (13 July 2008)

Gross:

$459,166 (USA) (25 August 2008)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There were over 50 picture vehicles used in the filming that spanned 5 decades. See more »

Goofs

During the first flashback scene when the children are running away from the funeral home a black hatchback with rear windshield wiper is seen in an alley off to the right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Arlene: I want to have a baby.
John: We're broke.
Arlene: We love each other. It'll be a love child.
[they both laugh quietly. meanwhile, Hagar walks silently in and sees what's going on]
John: Well, my mom leaves town in a couple weeks. Then we can get married, and we can talk about having a baby, okay?
Arlene: I don't care about a wedding or anything.
John: You can have whatever you want.
[it becomes more intense; they are both breathing faster]
Arlene: [breathlessly] I want lots of babies.
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

Whiskey, You're My Darling
Traditional
Sang by Wings Hauser
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Margaret Laurence would not be happy.
12 March 2009 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

As this film does not do justice to a great novel. I so loved this book I've read it twice. It presents an irascible old woman, warts and all, bad tempered and humourless, and tries to soften her up and give her a raison d'etre.

Hagar, played by the marvellous Ellen Burstyn, is a woman who lives in fear of what her son and anxious daughter in law can do to her. The worst would be a home for the aged and it is happening now.

Through flashbacks, we gain insight into Hagar's life, her lusty marriage to a waster, her sons and her bitterness at the way life has worked out for her.

It is hopelessly and meaninglessly modernized, the book was written in the sixties and here it is translated to modern day with cell phones, etc. It doesn't work. The flashbacks are not smoothly transitioned and at times are oddly placed within the framework of the whole or are too abrupt.

However, that said, the supporting cast are excellent with the younger lusty Hagar played by Christine Horne is a delight. Ellen Page has a small but telling part.

But the film didn't enhance my enjoyment of the book.

6 out of 10.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?