Saturday, June 23, 2012

aurora borealis, the movie reviewed

This is a very sweet movie with a great cast. Donald Sutherland, Louise Fletcher, and Juliette Lewis play leads along with Joshua Jackson. The fifth main character is Minneapolis. This is very much a movie with a local flavor, and if you watch it during summer like I did, it will help to keep you cool because it all takes place during a Minnesota winter.

Both main characters play caretakers, the Joshua character taking care of his dying grandpa (Donald Sutherland) and the Juliette character working as a professional health care worker.

The story is about family, home, the ties that bind; universal themes that keep the story very grounded and easily relatable. Such everyday subjects are easy to get wrong but this film gets them right. Good script, good actors, good direction, and a great soundtrack too.


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