During the first snow of the year 3 year-old Nate Denton wanders away from his father's truck and disappears. The fevered search for him ends with the devastating discover of his tiny, frozen body. Nate's death throws the small foothills community of Angel's Crest into disarray. The inhabitants confront what Nate's death means to them and in the face of that struggle they deal with their own concepts of right and wrong. Written by
I watched this film because the DVD cover fooled me. It renamed the movie as ABANDONED and featured an intense cover featuring a snowbound corpse and what looked like a hunter. Could it be an horror/thriller type film? The answer is nothing like. This is instead a small, community-focused drama entitled ANGELS CREST, made in Canada, and a film where virtually nothing happens for the entire running time.
The story is about a little kid who wanders off in the snow and ends up dying. This proceeds to act as a catalyst for all the relationships between the local townsfolk to implode at which point everybody blames each other, scapegoats emerge, and everyone spends the whole movie arguing. A few familiar faces, like Elizabeth McGovern and Mira Sorvino, show up and give quite horrid performances. There's very little incident and just a whole lot of unlikeable characters who you just wish would get off the screen. No atmosphere, no suspense, and very little drama, ANGELS CREST is a real bore.
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