Snow Cake

Snow Cake

Snow Cake
Englishman Alex (Rickman), on-route to Northern Ontario to meet an ex-ladyfriend, picks up 19 year old hitch-hiker Vivienne (Hampshire). Their car is hit by a truck and Vivienne dies instantly. Deeply shocked and stranded, Alex seek out Vivienne’s mother to explain in person the fate of Vivienne. But Linda (Weaver) aint’ no ordinary mum – she’s autistic, albeit a high-functioning one. Alex becomes increasingly involved in Linda’s life, the community, and Linda’s neighbour – sassy Maggie (Moss). Linda in turn becomes attached – as attached as she is emotionally capable of – to Alex and what he can do for her.
2007Rating: M, contains offensive language112 minsUK, Canada
Drama

Snow Cake / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Tries to wring intimate drama and sweet epiphanies from a collection of oddball characters, peculiar circumstances and doubtful coincidences in a middle-of-nowhere Canadian town. The mental and physical landscape would do justice to an Atom Egoyan film, but in this film, written by Angela Pell and directed by Marc Evans, the key dramatic moments feel as forced as they are predictable...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Dull, unrevealing, well acted...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

This funny, touching film about the relationship between an autistic woman and a man crippled by his past is both unusual and whimsical...

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Newshub

Newshub

It failed to engage me from the outset, and didn't manage to at any other point from there on in... Weaver's performance was hit and miss, and moments of the script and dialogue really grated...

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BBC

BBC

Ultimately it’s a deeply moving, life-affirming tale - the many scathing one-liners are just icing on the cake...

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