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Actors: Ryan Alosio, Tantoo Cardinal, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tom Hanson (III), Rainer Judd
Director: Ron Judkins
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
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Hazel S. from CARRIERE, MS
Reviewed on 10/26/2010...
An older movie but really liked it. It shows how our actions can change a lot of lives. Makes you think.
Theodore C Nicholas | Middletown, NY United States | 09/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ron Judkins' directorial debut is a deceptively simple story of a naive Montana woman, Vera (Rachael Leigh Cook) who is told she is adopted. She is approached by a sleazy, but sad-eyed man named Sam (Ryan Alosio) who was given the ashes of her recently dead father and told to find his daughter. This is a character driven story, similar to films like "You Can Count on Me," where the screenplay doesn't focus on plot so much as how characters react to what is happening, and the plot follows. In the case of this film, it works nicely. Both Sam and Vera are complex characters in a love story that doesn't work on melodrama. When Vera discovers that she never knew her mother, she decides to go find her. And Sam decides reluctantly to go with her. Few films use such stark dialogue, with such sad undertones, but this is a quiet film. It uses dialogue only when the characters truly mean to talk. The cinematography by Wally Pfister is stunning, showing the hauntingly barren but mysteriously beautiful back drops of Montana. This is a very nice film that deserves viewing."
Rocking film about the way it is
Markai | Paris, France | 08/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In New York, we tend to get arrogant about the 'country life', and I didn't expect to enjoy this film when my wife forced me to watch it --but something about the honesty of the story, the beauty of the filming, and the cool soundtrack won me over. The Hi-Line rocks whether you're from Brooklyn or Bozeman."
Markai | 08/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a delicate and subtle character-driven movie, which makes it a very good showcase for Rachel Leigh Cook. It's great to see her successfully explore a role with a wider and more complex range than Hollywood has allowed her. That's what indies are for, I suppose. It's beautifully shot, and has a tricky and understated plot. No car crashes or nude scenes, but a film well worth watching."