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

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Daniel MacIvor, Daniel MacIvor (adapted from the play by: "Marion Bridge")
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Molly Parker ... Agnes
Rebecca Jenkins ... Theresa
Stacy Smith ... Louise
Marguerite McNeil Marguerite McNeil ... Rose
Elliot Page ... Joanie (as Ellen Page)
Hollis McLaren ... Chrissy
Emmy Alcorn Emmy Alcorn ... Dory
Joseph Rutten ... Ken
Nicola Lipman Nicola Lipman ... Valerie
Jackie Torrens Jackie Torrens ... Marlene
Kevin Curran Kevin Curran ... Sandy
Ashley MacIsaac ... Mickey
Heather Rankin Heather Rankin ... Sue
Linda Busby Linda Busby ... Evie
Stephen Manuel Stephen Manuel ... Tavern Bartender
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Agnes returns to her hometown in Nova Scotia to reunite with her estranged sisters and care for her dying mother. As they tend to their mother, family secrets emerge and disrupt the sisters' fragile dynamic. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Elliot Page's film debut. See more »

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Features The Five Senses (1999) See more »

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Worm
Composed by Brian Cram (as Brian Douglas Cram)
Performed by Gesundheit
Musicians: Jimmy P., Lighting, Gatsby, Miss Adventure, Don Picolo, Kram, Jessifer
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Powerful Family Drama
27 September 2002 | by ChlotrudisSee all my reviews

Daniel McIvor (THE FIVE SENSES; BEEFCAKE) has written an extraordinary family drama involving three sisters trying to deal with their dying mother and the shared secrets of their past. Surely a recipe for mawkish, formula family drama, MARION BRIDGE succeeds wonderfully thanks to McIvor's sharp, funny screenplay, strong performances by Parker, Jenkins, Smith and youngster Ellen Page, and an assured directorial hand by first-timer von Carolsfeld. BRIDGE is filled with laugh-out-loud humor and powerful emotion as Parker's middle sister Agnes returns to her rural, Cape Breton hometown after living wild in Toronto. Her two sister Theresa and Louise view her return skeptically, but Agnes insists she's given up the booze and drugs she once played heavily with, and takes charge of their mother's care. Yet as in any family drama, those secrets preferred left undiscussed rear their ugly head. The sweeping Nova Scotia landscape echoes the arc of emotions of this troubled family dredged once more to the surface. A stand out film.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2003 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Marion Bridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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CAD2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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