Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears - just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household and head over heels in love for the first time - Kat barely registers her mother's absence. But as time passes, she begins to come to grips with how deeply her mother's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, Kat finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...
Blizzard of brilliance
- White Bird in a Blizzard review by PT
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You rated this film: 5
Kat is your typical teenager trying to cope with the angst of her youth, but she also has to cope with the fact that her mother walked out on her and her dad. The story is told in flashbacks and present time throughout the film. She gives it the, yes whatever attitude, but how is Kat really? Shailene Woodley is superb as the daughter who hasn't had the easiest life with her estranged mother. Eva Green has never been better as the neurotic, sex starved, desperately unhappy mother Eve. freaking out about losing her beauty to age she resents and admires her beautiful daughter simultaneously.
This film is so different (but brilliantly different) from most films, a bold and unconventional dazzler. Absolutely loved it .
Not as expected
- White Bird in a Blizzard review by BE
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You rated this film: 2
Posing as a 'coming of age' movie but jogs along into becoming a mystery with quite a rushed ending. Sound is muffled at times and as usual with American movies, sometimes difficult to decipher the dialogue. Unfortunately, there was no access to subtitles. Apart from the husband/father looking like a cut out dummy (and a bad one at that), the acting was good. A shame this could not be said about the 'syrups'!