NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Snow Angels DVD Review

By     get stories by email


Beginning at the end, as far too many of these trendy circular-narrative screen soaps are prone to indulge in these days, Snow Angels digs up the dirt on a nasty web of local lovers. And they spend far too much time lusting after every prospective mate in this small college town, except their own.

Based on the novel of the same name by Stewart O'Nan and directed by David Gordon Green (All the Real Girls), the tragic tale unravels around the disintegrating life of Annie, a Chinese eatery waitress and single mom played by Kate Beckinsale. And she's juggling a lot more than plates of chop suey, including a secret lover (Nicky Katt) who's the mate of her best friend (Amy Sedaris); her emotionally scary estranged spouse (Sam Rockwell) going off the deep end since she dumped him; and a high school kid (Michael Anganaro) who buses tables at the restaurant.

And the busboy's got a set of his own issues. Including figuring out how to handle his infatuation with Annie, who used to be his babysitter not long ago, while resisting the advances of a doting classmate (Olivia Thirlby). And dealing with the current breakup of his parents, after his college-teacher dad makes moves on a coed.

Powerful performances all around. But too many tangled and twisted family trees. Scorecard, please.

Warner Home Video
Rated R
2 1/2 stars

DVD Features: Keep Case; Full Frame.

Prairie Miller is a multimedia journalist online, in print and on radio. Contact her through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Movie Reviews News

Top Ten DVD List for June 30, 2015, including Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, While We're Young, and The Decline of Western Civilization.
A gulf in the attitudes of two men had a profound effect on the orphans' fortunes. One is stable and successful and the other had many scrapes with the law.
Thai (arrow), a film by Henry Kro, 37th out of 1190 films from 86 countries. Features 16 year old Karbi heroine Rengsajir P Killingpi, daughter of acclaimed Diphu martial artist
Prairie Miller discusses the beat poets, punk rock, Elijah's journey from Frodo to hero worship, Auden, Blake, McCarthyism, and the radicalization of Thomas
Lucy McBath reminisces about Jordan while discussing 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets, a documentary chronicling the trial of her son's killer.
A young victimized actor phones in from LA, to speak about An Open Secret, a documentary that exposes the child casting couch rampant in Hollywood

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site