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Snow Angels


A story of love lost and found in a small town, SNOW ANGELS is a heartrending portrayal of three couples in various stages of life orbiting around each other in search of connection and meaning.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Emotionally intense story of small-town America.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has a violent ending that might disturb younger viewers. It explores themes of alcoholism, self harm, depression, infidelity, and the nature of violence. The contrast between sensual teenage discovery and adult acts of brutality may leave a lasting impression on sensitive viewers.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about healthy relationships versus dysfunctional ones. What does it mean to be innocent? What does it mean to be disillusioned? How does Arthur cope with his parents' split? How does Glenn cope with his separation from Annie? How does one path lead to fulfillment and the other to destruction?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It's well-made. Searingly acted. Potent. And by the time it was over, its climax realized at the water's edge of insanity and grief, I felt beaten about the head with sticks.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, April 11, 2008

Fresh: Yes, it's painful, but Snow Angels is so full of rich performances and characterizations that even gunshots can't kill its power.

- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fresh: A drama that finds a delicate balance between the consolations of romance and the bitterness of its failure.

- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Thursday, March 20, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckisale turn in brilliant performances in this moving tale of an estranged, alcoholic husband/father, the life of a teenager, an old baby sitter, and an emotionally frazzled young woman. This film is not a "pick me up" piece of drama, but worth seeing nevertheless.

- yona71, Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3 stars

Kind of depressing and I can't see myself wanting to sit and watch it again, but a good movie.

- romy861, Saturday, May 9, 2009

4 stars

A very devastating story guided by great performances from the entire cast. Kate Beckinsale has impressed me with her dramatic acting abilities in this and Nothing But The Truth. I didn't realize how awesome Olivia Thirlby is until I saw this movie. She was simply delightful. Sam Rockwell on the other hand is entirely the opposite and he plays it to almost perfection. The ending I wasn't a big fan of, but I didn't hate it. By then I was already wrapped up in the story.

- jlewis07, Tuesday, July 21, 2009