Rent Frozen River (2008)

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1h 33min
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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.
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Courtney Hunt
Courtney Hunt
Drama, Thrillers
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2008 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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Run Time:
93 minutes
English, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital Stereo
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
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Reviews (2) of Frozen River

Chilling Drama - Frozen River review by CP Customer

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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.

4 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

A plodder of a movie. - Frozen River review by BE

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I didn't find the scenario of a mother trailing back and forth across a frozen river, mostly in the dark of night, to assist with getting illegal immigrants into the country either uplifting or entertaining. I realised she was down on her luck and needed money to pay for her new extra wide mobile home. That said, I found difficulty in empathising with her plight due to the way she was getting the money to pay for it.

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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