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Excellent family drama/period piece (the 1970s!) directed by Ang Lee and based on the book by Rick Moody. Kline plays a husband and father too self-absorbed to notice his marriage (to Allen) unraveling into crisis, and his children (Maguire and Ricci) mimicking the sordid behavior that surrounds them. Skillfully fuses together a frank, unsympathetic look at family psychology, while also making a comment on the social situation of the early 1970s. Flirts with being overpoweringly negative and moody, but is elevated by Lee's insight and direction. Excellent job by the entire cast, especially Weaver, frighteningly dead-on as an emotionally reckless wife and mother, and Hann-Byrd and Wood as her eerie sons.

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Available on Running time 113 minutes.

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Period Piece: 1970s, Adultery, Ethics & Morals, Family Drama, Thanksgiving
James Schamus
Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes, Henry Czerny, Adam Hann-Byrd, David Krumholtz, Jamey Sheridan, Maia Danzinger, Kate Burton, John Benjamin Hickey, Allison Janney, Byron Jennings
Frederick Elmes
Ang Lee
Mychael Danna


British Acad. 1997: Support. Actress (Weaver).

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The Ice Storm
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The Ice Storm came out in 1997 and has a total running time of 113 minutes. Kevin Kiline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, Christina Ricci, Tobey Maguire, Elijah Wood and Katie Holmes star in this popular drama. This film is about the Hood family. It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving in 1973 and there are many changes going on politically and climate wise. When an ice storm hits, many things get bad, such as, adultery, drug use, and more.