15 September 2008

Frozen River (2008)

A small movie set in upstate New York with a no-name cast and a slow moving plot. Sounds like a winner right? Well, that's what all the critics led me to believe. Frozen River won a Grand Jury Prize winner from Sundance this year and started life there two years ago as a short film.

While I like movies about nothing, or movies that can take a while to build, I was mostly confused about the point of Frozen River. Sure, the acting was good, the cinematography excellent (everything was shot on DV), and there's sort of a point but overall it seemed like I had just wasted two hours of my life. And that's all I really have to say about that.