A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

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Thom Fitzgerald

Writer:

Thom Fitzgerald
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olympia Dukakis ... Stella
Brenda Fricker ... Dot
Kristin Booth ... Molly
Michael McPhee Michael McPhee ... Tommy
Mary-Colin Chisholm ... Ynez
Stephen Arnold Stephen Arnold ... Earl (as Steve Arnold)
Juanita Peters Juanita Peters ... Nurse
Ruth Owen Ruth Owen ... Nursing Home Resident
Ryan Doucette ... Prentice
Michael Best Michael Best ... Hotel Clerk
Trina Corkum ... Waitress
Mark A. Owen ... Border Patrol (as Mark Owen)
John Dunsworth ... Arnold
John Beale John Beale ... Border Patrol
Wanda Arab Wanda Arab ... Border Patrol
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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

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The film is an adaptation of the 2010 stage play of the same name by Thom Fitzgerald, who did his own adaptation for the screen. See more »

Quotes

Prentice: [pointing at the car radio] Who's this?
Stella: Who's this? Who is this?
Prentice: What?
Stella: k.d. lang. This is k.d. lang. Jesus Anne Heche Christ.
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References Teletubbies (1997) See more »

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Somethin' Over That Mountain
Written by Keith Adams (III)
Performed by Keith Adams (III)
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Excellent Movie
13 August 2012 | by hipps001See all my reviews

Loved this movie. Contrary to the other reviewer who found Olympia Dukakis' character offensive I thought she was wonderful. She was playing a character. She wasn't representing all lesbians. Yes it was over the top but I think the humanity of her character came through in spite of the swearing and 'bull dyke' representation. I think that the other character's grand daughter not realizing she was a lesbian was a bigger stretch than Olympia's character. I also thought that the relationship between the two main characters was very realistic whether you wanted to accept their characterizations or not. I actually went to this movie not expecting much and really just wanted to see Olympia Dukakis. I came out of the movie laughing, crying and uplifted by a story of love that is universal and eternal. I am sorry if you didn't want to accept a lesbian who wears vests, cowboy hats, drinks tequila and swears like a sailor but they do exist and so what? Who cares? Love is love. If you want to laugh and cry and believe that everyone should have the right to marry the person they love no matter what then go see this movie. If you are easily offended by a bull dyke characterization of an elderly lesbian then you may want to skip it but you will be missing a real treat.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cloudburst See more »

Filming Locations:

Blomidon, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,151
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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