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Cloudburst (2011)

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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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Thom Fitzgerald

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Thom Fitzgerald
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Cast

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 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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Cloudburst - L'amore tra le nuvole See more »

Filming Locations:

Blomidon, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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One of the most sweet movie on LGBTQ I have ever seen
3 August 2014 | by Yellow_under_the_feetSee all my reviews

Cloudburst is a 2011 Canadian-American adventure comedy-drama film by American-Canadian writer and director Thom Fitzgerald. This hilarious foul-mouthed, lesbian road movie co-stars Oscar (R)- winning actresses Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home. You'll laugh so hard you'll cry. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly (played by Genie Award-winner Kristin Booth), decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all the necessities. This forces Stella and Dot to make a bold decision: they will leave their hometown and make their way to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. It's a last-gap bid to stay together. En route to Canada, they pick up a young hitchhiker, Prentice, played by newcomer Ryan Doucette. A small-town boy turned modern dancer, he is returning to Nova Scotia to visit his dying mother. Despite his bravado, Prentice is a confused and wounded soul who has much to learn from Stella and Dot as they wage their own unexpected battle - after three decades, can they keep their family together? One of the most sweetest love story which will bring tears n smile in the same time.


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