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Josephine Nash
Valerie Buhagiar ...
Candice Nash
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Cal
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Kendra
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David Nash
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Christine
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Tina
Klodyne Rodney ...
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Honey
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Agnes
Julie Patzwald ...
April
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Vonda
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Anna
Cyler Point ...
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Pamela MacDonald ...
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Three teenagers form an unlikely bond on a road trip to nowhere in a wide open field behind a women's shelter. In a broken-down 1970's VW bus, upper-class-sixteen-year-old Josephine Nash, wise-beyond-her-years Kendra and urban-poet Cal invent their own private Utopia. It shatters when Cal's mother is killed and he's forced out of the Shelter. Jo's anger detonates, throwing her onto a collision course with everyone around her. "Sheltered Life" explores themes of morality, vengeance, and justice, through these three friends, an ensemble cast of shelter women, and the story of a daughter who loves her mother enough to destroy the world. Written by Cineman

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Brilliant Canadian Film
29 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this the other day at the Vancouver Film Festival, and was very impressed by the film. Director Carl Laudan's first feature film is a story of a Mother & Daughter and their lives and relationship when they have relocated to a womens shelter. The film beautifully shot, and the acting was first rate. It was well on route to being one of my favorite films of the year, when the final 10 minutes or so left me cold. For such a wonderful film, the ending just seemed to be wrong, and I felt that the film deserve so much more. I still would recommend it to anyone that loves a good, thoughtful film. What could have been a 10 ends up an 8 for an unrealistic ending.


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