Madness distorted by faith or faith distorted by madness. His transfomation in snowy daylife which uncharismatic & middleage-next-door Sam Rockwell embodies has so realistic & spooky texture. And his ordinary madness adhering to Christainity collides silently against Michael Angarano's tender smile, this creating abysmal despair & heartbreaking hapiness. One of best David Gordon Green's work but his next move is...
Solid ensemble character drama from writer-director David Gordon Green. Uniformly excellent performances by a top-notch cast, and some very authentic writing, though some of the storylines are underplayed. Ultimately, it ends up being a bit predictable and conventional.
Surprisingly funny for the first half and there were even odd character details peppered in during the more serious part of the film, which felt strange. Rockwell praying to god, pictures of his dead son all over the place, wearing a one piece pajama suit. Don't know how I feel about this.
this film feels like a real glimpse into the lives of its small town characters. It doesn't go the convoluted connection route showing how these people affect each other. It's a small town and they all know each other. While Rockwell and Beckinsdale have a tragic arc, it's balanced by the very real sweetness of Angarano and Thirlby making a first real connection. good things/terrible things happen, but life goes on.
Michael Angarano (Arthur) was the highlight of the film, a likeable fellow. The soundtrack was pretty good, as well. And I liked the saying that Nate tells Annie: "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow's a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why we call it the present."
Snow angels is a hauntingly beautiful film, that delivers a frightening and potent insight into the anguish of lonely, desolate souls.
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