• jokainii

    ★★★½ Watched by jokainii 04 May, 2016

    This movie is basically a compilation of multiple watershed moments for each character, all happening within a 48 hour period.

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  • milo

    ★★★★½ Watched by milo 02 May, 2016

    being middle class and married with two kids seems like the worst thing ever

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  • Zach Smith

    ★★★ Added by Zach Smith

    Alright...whose bright idea was it to cast Tobey Maguire and Elijah Wood in the same movie?

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  • EvanstonDad

    ★★½ Added by EvanstonDad

    Suburban malaise is a subject that can make films fascinating ("Little Children," "Far from Heaven") or nearly unbearable, and "The Ice Storm," Ang Lee's screen adaptation of the Rick Moody novel, is unfortunately the latter.

    There are lots of emotionally constipated characters in this movie, all of them unpleasant, and I had a miserable time spending 2 hours with them. Movies like this have to be careful in giving you something or someone to care about, or otherwise the result…

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  • Austin Lugar

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Austin Lugar 02 Apr, 2016

    To be reviewed on Episode 21 of The Immortals...

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  • TajLV

    ★★★½ Watched by TajLV 01 Apr, 2016

    #1 of 12 films in my Adapted Screenplay Challenge (3)

    Author Rick Moody's 1994 sophomore novel focuses on the interactions of two suburban families who live in one of the wealthiest communities in the nation, New Canaan, CT. Set in 1973, all of its events take place over Thanksgiving weekend, when a massive ice storm hits the Northeast, and Moody does his level best to cram in as much detail as possible about the pop culture, politics and social attitudes…

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  • fabitof

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by fabitof 21 Mar, 2016

    Apesar de ter não ter tido o mesmo respaldo de outros de seus trabalhos, esse é o meu filme preferido do Ang Lee. O diretor começa usando uma HQ do Quarteto Fantástico para fazer uma paralelo com a história de duas família vizinhas em um típico subúrbio norte-americano nos anos 1970. Com um elenco maravilhoso, com destaque para Sigourney Weaver, o filme discute o american way of life, descobertas sexuais, crise no casamento, traição e paixões adolescentes. A ambientação é…

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  • Dave

    ★★★½ Watched by Dave 15 Mar, 2016

    1973, suburban Connecticut: middle class families experimenting with casual sex, drink, etc., find their lives out of control. - IMDb

    As far as coming of age/family melodramas, set in the 1970's, The Ice Storm would have to be up there with one of the more better films.

    I've come to the realisation that Ang Lee really knows how to make a film. From Brokeback Mountain to Life of Pi to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, he's built himself a good filmography.…

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  • Victoria

    ★★★ Watched by Victoria 13 Nov, 1998

    C+

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  • Daniel PG Simpson

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel PG Simpson 01 Mar, 2016

    Set in 1973, The Ice Storm follows a family and their teenage kids over a Thanksgiving weekend defined by sexual experimentation and fractured relationships. The Ice Storm is still under-seen and it really shouldn't be because it's quite good. This was a pretty important step for Ang Lee and his visual style is used to great effect here. There is a subtle coldness to the cinematography which is really appropriate for this film both in terms of setting and themes.…

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  • Paul Davis

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Paul Davis 23 Feb, 2016

    A wonderful exploration of sex and family dynamics in a small community in the 70s. ❄️🌨

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  • sprizzle

    ★★★★ Watched by sprizzle 23 Feb, 2016

    Not the first book adaptation I've seen from Ang Lee, but it's certainly the best. It takes an awkward and ungainly story and uses that clumsiness to it's advantage. Bringing to light some weird first world problems that actually existed in the 70s. Things that don't matter until you no longer have to fight for your living. When things get comfortable and you start focusing on your boredom. Somehow, Lee has condensed that whole feeling into this beautiful little film…

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