Sunday, August 15, 2010

Snow Angels (2007)

Director: David Gordon Green. Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, Griffin Dunne, Nicky Katt. 107 min. Rated R. Drama.

A cold depressing account of a small Canadian town's reaction to a tragic local event. The problem is, the movie takes too long to reach that event, and when it does, the characters' reactions (especially the mother's, played by Kate Beckinsale) is not very plausible. I liked the bitter message at the end: life goes on ... because nobody really cares.

Mo says:


  1. spoiler alert!

    it seemed a bit long but the last 30 minutes breathtaking and you cannot help your tears falling down while life is going on disregarded to you.
    By the way, why did he prayed in such a weird way, did he want to find a justifier for his madness? any time he prayed I hoped that he may leave her alone and stop...

  2. Especially with the cross behind the painting frame at the end, apparently the film was trying to imply some kind of relationship between insanity and religion. Not that whoever is religious is insane, but many insanely criminal minds have some sort of tendency towards religion (e.g. inspirations by a tragically killed religious figure, divine voices telling them to do things, etc).