• Brett Leach

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Brett Leach 24 Apr, 2015

    Just as powerful as when a saw it in 1997. Great cast and a great film from the underrated Ang Lee.

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  • Sumner Forbes

    ★★★★ Watched by Sumner Forbes 18 Apr, 2015

    I remember the teenage years as the time in my life when I began to realize that my parents weren’t the mythical, perfect figures I had thought they were in my youth. Socially, it was the time when the misfortunes of other people in the world began to take on a particularly poignant place in my mind. Shocked at how the older generations were so accustomed to just accepting the “system” and going on their daily lives was something me,…

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  • Warren

    ★★★★ Watched by Warren 14 Apr, 2015

    I don't remember being aware of this movie when it came out. I honestly didn't realize that Ang Lee directed English-language films before Brokeback Mountain, but it looks like he has predominantly directed English-language films. I picked this one up blindly because it was a Criterion disc for $5. How often do you see that when it's not Royal Tenenbaums or Armageddon? Not often.

    There are a lot of interwoven conflicts in here, the most compelling of which belonged to…

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  • Jon_Kissel

    ★★★ Watched by Jon_Kissel 27 Feb, 2015

    Family ensemble drama The Ice Storm is all about fulfilling sexual needs, social restrictions be damned. While the sexual revolution is raging, teenagers too young for it are stretching their legs in anticipation of fully engaging with the changing times, and their middle aged parents have lost nearly all interest in sticking with the one they married. Taking place during a '73 or '74 winter, the upper-class characters are well-portrayed by a deep cast, though The Ice Storm is one…

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  • Jordan Mackay

    ★★★½ Watched by Jordan Mackay 23 Mar, 2015

    I feel like Kevin Kline never quite had the career he deserved.

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  • k-fresh

    ★★★½ Watched by k-fresh 12 Mar, 2015

    i... liked this movie? not really sure tbh but sigourney was rly hot

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  • alex

    Watched by alex 12 Mar, 2015

    idek how I feel about this ,,,,,,,,, sigourney looked good but honestly the 90s were trash

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  • David Germer

    ★★★ Watched by David Germer 25 Feb, 2015

    American Beauty...

    except on a grander scale, with subtext, subtlety, and nuance, and shot much more beautifully.

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  • Matt

    ★★★ Watched by Matt 25 Feb, 2015

    If you are familiar with any typical modern family dealing with coming-of-age, affairs, and life crisis' there isn't anything new here expect a stellar cast with Kevin Kline and Cristina Ricchi being the scene-stealers. Ang Lee does a good job with the direction and it ties up nicely but I just didn't really connect.

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  • No-Personality

    ★★★★½ Watched by No-Personality 01 Mar, 2015

    Sex and ice. Simple. Awkward. Poignant. Often beautiful.

    #90 in my 99 90's Movies month. (Which isn't a month anymore. But, I'm borrowing Nuno Costa's idea like video game bonus points to reshape it into a project that will span however long it takes me to get to 99. Plus, I do have Magic March coming up, so, I have decent incentive to break the rules.)

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  • airolg

    ★★★★ Added by airolg

    To me it seems like the inspiration for American beauty. A lot of the same character traits and themes line up. Both is about bored suburban families dealing with issues about love and sex.

    I could write a 2-page analysis comparing the two, but I'm lazy.
    I found a link to a very thorough comparison here:

    (((SPOILER ALERT- do not reach the bottom half of the page)))
    cla.calpoly.edu/cla/legacies/rsimon/rsimonsite/hum410/IceSAmeBchart.htm

    Also, it has Tobey Maguire, chick who played Wednesday Adams, and Elijah Wood in it so you know it's good.

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  • theactualjase

    ★★★★★ Watched by theactualjase 21 Feb, 2015

    This is a stunning film about the icy (see what I did there) relationships between husbands and wives, sons and daughters, and friends. I was so so impressed by Joan Allen - I remember being blown away by her performance in Pleasantville and this performance is just as good, if not better as a housewife dealing with the realisation that her husband is having an affair. Kevin Kline is incredible as the husband also. It's such a beautiful looking film…

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