Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis

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A romance about Duncan (Jackson), a troubled young man struggling to 'find himself' after the premature death of his father. He spends all his time hanging around his hometown of Minnesota, playing hockey and not doing much else. When his aging grandfather (Sutherland) is nursed by the lovely Kate (Lewis) – a vivacious, foulmouthed woman – Duncan finds something in his life worth pursuing.

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2005Rating: M, contains offensive language, sexual references & drug use110 minsUSA, Canada
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Aurora Borealis | Reviews

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Village Voice

Village Voice

Aurora Borealisulth -- yes, that title eventually comes home to roost -- doesn't offend in any way, but it's so self-consciously quaint, so unwaveringly "nice," that you nearly wish it did...

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Variety

Variety

Alternately breezy and profound, pic hits enough emotional chords to connect with audiences, which will be charmed by a newly mature Joshua Jackson, a deeply aged Donald Sutherland and a friskily romantic Juliette Lewis...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The fixation of independent movies on the arrested development of bourgeois dullards may have less to do with the relevance of the topic than the class of people who get to make movies...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Although it is overloaded with backstory and often tries too hard, Aurora Borealis finds a reasonable balance between romance and family drama...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Slight drama about a Gen-Xer with a mid-life crisis is almost rescued by a brilliant Sutherland as a man succumbing to Parkinson's disease...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

There are some moving moments, especially any time Sutherland is involved, including a tragicomic scene in a shopping-mall toilet...

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