Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Movie Trailer Tuesday - Frozen River

From Netflix:
On a Mohawk reservation on the Canadian border, Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo, in an Oscar-nominated turn) teams with widowed tribe member Lila Littlewolf (Misty Upham) to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States. Though the work provides the women with much-needed money, each trip puts them in peril. Charlie McDermott and Michael O'Keefe also star in this riveting drama nominated for multiple Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature

This movie is sad, depressing, and difficult to watch - it's a heavy story. But, having said that, I'm still glad that I watched it. Melissa Leo gives such a moving performance as a desperate mom trying to keep her family intact. Watching their struggle, especially the older son, is heartbreaking. And, while the ending was not what I expected, it was a satisfying conclusion to the story.

Rated R for graphic language and violence