Rent North Country (2005)

3.6 of 5 from 103 ratings
2h 1min
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When Josey Aimes returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. It's an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change. She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male co-workers proves far more challenging. Based on the true story of the first sexual harassment lawsuit in the US. Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Woody Harrelson and Sean Bean co-star in this emotionally explosive true story.
All she wanted was to make a living. Instead she made history.
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Michael Seitzman, Clara Bingham
Rachel Weisz
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121 minutes
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Hebrew, Icelandic
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
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Reviews (4) of North Country

one pit too far... - North Country review by CP Customer

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this is a great david and gloiath style film about one womans fight to end sex discrimination in her workplace. although dated in its preceived views it really does hit the mark. there are underlying disturbing violent and biggoted undertones. some of the things you see are mind boggling. glad i dont work in the mining industry.....

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A decent drama. - North Country review by CP Customer

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This was a fairly good drama with a decent story and with a strong cast, though in reality it's little more than a big budget TV movie. Well worth a rental though.

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Great emotional performance from Charlize Theron - North Country review by PT

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Charlize Theron plays Josie Aims, a struggling single mother who takes a job in the mines, as it is well paid and she wants to provide for her family. Of course, many of the chauvinist male workers at the mine deem the jobs as male work and believe the women are taking men's jobs, and as such give the female workers a horrific time.

Josie has the guts to take on this super prejudiced industry.

Theron is superb as the very feminine, yet simultaneously gutsy employee. Battling not just the plant but her estranged parents and son also. A Stella performance which is genuinely moving and thoroughly deserving of Charlize Theron's first Oscar nomination.

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