Ray Eddy finds herself at wits end after her gambler husband disappears with the down payment on their new home. When an offer to transport cargo across the Canadian border presents opportunity to make some easy money, Ray has little idea that her action will place her life in danger and threaten her family future.
- Frozen River review by Jawbreaker
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This is a very enjoyable low budget American independent movie that shows a side of the States we rarely see. We follow a fractured family trying to get by and despite all their best efforts and intensions; things just seem to become worse. The mother is the central core of the unit: always maintaining that her kids must see through school. At her lowest ebb she stumbles across a money making opportunity that whilst illegal will solve all her current worries. And as we know from the movies what seems like a good opportunity often comes with strings attached! A remarkable insight into the poverty line in America, Frozen River also shows us the harsh realities of life in a tough climate and on an Indian Reservation.