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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

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In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

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Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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25 September 2014 (USA)  »

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Bela ptica u mećavi  »

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$11,962 (USA) (31 October 2014)

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$33,518 (USA) (5 December 2014)
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Eva Green, who plays Shailene Woodley's mother in the film is, in reality, only 12 years older than Woodley. See more »

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In the club scene Mickey appears to be holding a modern travel coffee mug, the type of which did not exist in 1988. See more »

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Kat Connor: [narrating] I was seventeen when my mother disappeared. Just as I was becoming nothing *but* my body - flesh and blood and raging hormones - she stepped out of hers and left it behind.
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Bring on the Dancing Horses
Written by Pete DeFreitas (as Peter De Freitas),
Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson (as Leslie Pattinson)
and Will Sergeant (as William Sergeant)
Performed by Echo & The Bunnymen
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A gorgeous looking movie with serious tonal inequality
22 November 2014 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

Shailene Woodley is blowing up these days with her great indies like The Spectacular Now and her big budget movies like Divergent. Now she is doing another indie drama with coming of age aspects with White Bird in a Blizzard that is based off a novel and it certainly is an interesting movie. The finished product, despite some great direction and Woodley delivering a good performance, it does suffer from extreme tonal differences that never gels.

Good: Shailene Woodley delivers another good performance as a teenager trying to go through life despite the disappearance of her mother. She delivers on the serious moments and the more comedic moments here. Eva Green is playing it up here as Woodley's mother and is entertaining in a soap opera way. The movie is gorgeous to look at with a lot of colors and trippy dream sequences and some great music since it takes place in the 80's.

Bad: The movie just felt jumbled with its tone. It tries to balance a mystery, a coming of age drama, a dark comedy, and even just a campy film all in one and it never mixes. The drama goes for a serious tone and then it switches to a scene where it goes for a campy feel and it just feels weird.

Overall, while it does offer some good performances and some good visuals, it lacks any real emotional impact and the tone is all over the place.


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