19 user 28 critic

The Stone Angel (2007)

R | | Drama | 11 July 2008 (USA)
2:04 | Trailer
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.



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



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    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
Touch & Go (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Scott Simpson
Stars: Jeffrey Douglas, Patricia Zentilli, Stephen Sharkey
Love That Boy (2003)
    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
    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
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
Marion Bridge (2002)
    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
Touchy Feely (2013)
    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
Freeheld (2015)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director: Peter Sollett
Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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
Peacock (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.

Director: Michael Lander
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Susan Sarandon
Going for Broke (TV Movie 2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman becomes a compulsive gambler and eventually loses everything.

Director: Graeme Campbell
Stars: Delta Burke, Ellen Page, Matthew Harbour
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jocelyn works at her Uncle's "Crying Booths" in the country, while crying is forbidden in the cities.

Director: Martha Ferguson
Stars: Ellen Page, Maury Chaykin, Christopher Behnisch


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


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


Pride was my wilderness, and the demon that led me there was fear. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ángel de piedra  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,883, 13 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$459,166, 25 August 2008
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


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 »


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 »


Meg Merrilies
Lyrics by 'John Keats'
Sang by Ellen Burstyn
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I was so moved by this picture.
20 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I was very moved by the story and because I am going through something similar with my own parents, I really connected. It is so easy to forget that someone whose body is failing was once vibrant and passionate. And then there's the mistakes they made and have to live with. I loved Ellen Burstyn's performance and who is Christine Horne? She's fantastic! A real find. There is probably the most erotic scene I've ever seen in a film, yet nothing was shown - it was just so beautifully done. Overall the look and feel of the film was stunning, a real emotional journey. Cole Hauser is very very good in this picture, he humanizes a man spiraling downwards. I liked the way the filmmaker approached this woman's life, never sentimental, never too much - just enough to hook us in, but not enough to bog down.

23 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page