Snow Angels

Snow Angels

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Director: David Gordon Green

Cast: David Gordon Green, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano

     
 
Director/screenwriter David Gordon Green adapts Stewart O'Nan's popular novel to the screen in this feature, which tells the parallel tales of a teenager named Arthur (Michael Angarano) and his onetime babysitter Annie (Kate Beckinsale) -- whose turbulent

Overview

Director/screenwriter David Gordon Green adapts Stewart O'Nan's popular novel to the screen in this feature, which tells the parallel tales of a teenager named Arthur (Michael Angarano) and his onetime babysitter Annie (Kate Beckinsale) -- whose turbulent relationship with her estranged husband, Glenn (Sam Rockwell), leads the small-town waitress down a troubled path. Arthur is a high-school student from a dysfunctional family, and does everything in his power to avoid hanging around the house while mom and dad quarrel. When he's not practicing his trombone and performing with the high-school marching band, Arthur can usually be found bussing tables at the local Chinese restaurant and flirting with older waitress Annie. Annie used to be Arthur's babysitter, and is currently struggling to separate from her former high-school sweetheart, Glenn. But being a single mother isn't easy, especially since the troubled Glenn wants nothing more than to clean up his act and reunite his family. Back at school, Arthur and pretty classmate Lila (Olivia Thirlby) have been bonding over their mutual love for all things geeky. Though the casual friendship shows promise of evolving into something more when Lila expresses her true feelings for Arthur, he can't help but becoming distracted by his chaotic family life: his father is moving out of the family home, and his mother is doing everything in her power to maintain some semblance of normalcy. Realizing that happiness is fleeting as his family becomes shattered and Annie experiences a series of distressing encounters with Glenn, Arthur gradually begins to fall for Lisa despite his growing cynicism concerning long-term relationships. Later, on a cold winter morning, Glenn and Annie's past catches up with them in a blinding flash, and the lives of everyone they know are suddenly and irrevocably changed.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2008
UPC:
0085391187325
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kate Beckinsale Annie Marchand
Sam Rockwell Glenn Marchand
Michael Angarano Arthur Parkinson
Jeanetta Arnette Louise Parkinson
Griffin Dunne Don Parkinson
Nicky Katt Nate Petite
Tom Noonan Mr. Chervenick
Connor Paolo Warren Hardesky
Amy Sedaris Barb Petite
Olivia Thirlby Lila Raybern
Grace Hudson Tara Marchand

Technical Credits
David Gordon Green Director,Screenwriter
William M. Anderson Editor
Kerry Barden Casting
Suzanne Crowley Casting
David Wingo Score Composer
Jeanne Donovan-Fisher Executive Producer
Janice Ginsberg Musical Direction/Supervision
Billy Hopkins Casting
Dan Lindau Producer
Jeff McIlwain Score Composer
Paul Miller Producer
Lisa Muskat Producer
Tim Orr Cinematographer
Terry Quennell Art Director
Kate Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Schnee Casting
Camille Taylor Producer
Derrick Tseng Co-producer
Stuart J.C. Williams Asst. Director
Richard A. Wright Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Snow Angels [WS]
1. Practice Credits [4:02]
2. Half There [5:28]
3. Departures [3:55]
4. Wish You Were Happy [4:03]
5. Prayer and Affair [4:30]
6. Never Lose That Smell [4:26]
7. Glenn's Trying [3:50]
8. My Life's a Spell [4:03]
9. Insecure [4:46]
10. Out of Control [4:55]
11. That's My House! [3:03]
12. Observant [3:40]
13. Missing [3:19]
14. Capable Suspect [2:18]
15. Meet Halfway [2:27]
16. Checking Out the Ice [3:27]
17. Shared Sorrow [4:37]
18. Forgiveness [5:24]
19. Take Care of Myself [1:57]
20. Dancing the Night Away [2:35]
21. Don't You Listen? [5:02]
22. Bittersweet Memories [3:24]
23. Armed and Aching [5:49]
24. Washing of Feet [5:08]
25. Ready to Die [3:36]
26. Nice Picture [3:13]
27. End Credits [3:54]
Disc #1, Side B -- Snow Angels [FS]
1. Practice Credits [4:02]
2. Half There [5:28]
3. Departures [3:55]
4. Wish You Were Happy [4:03]
5. Prayer and Affair [4:30]
6. Never Lose That Smell [4:26]
7. Glenn's Trying [3:50]
8. My Life's a Spell [4:03]
9. Insecure [4:46]
10. Out of Control [4:55]
11. That's My House! [3:03]
12. Observant [3:40]
13. Missing [3:19]
14. Capable Suspect [2:18]
15. Meet Halfway [2:27]
16. Checking Out the Ice [3:27]
17. Shared Sorrow [4:37]
18. Forgiveness [5:24]
19. Take Care of Myself [1:57]
20. Dancing the Night Away [2:35]
21. Don't You Listen? [5:02]
22. Bittersweet Memories [3:24]
23. Armed and Aching [5:49]
24. Washing of Feet [5:08]
25. Ready to Die [3:36]
26. Nice Picture [3:13]
27. End Credits [3:54]

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3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
SNOW ANGELS is a tough movie from a tough novel by Stewart O'Nan, an author who continues to explore the darker corners of everyday people's lives without necessarily offering a path of redemption for the found flaws. Director David Gordon Green has adapted O'Nan's fine book for the screen, made some odd choices in the narrative line, but manages to maintain the pervasive sad and almost hopeless atmosphere of a little Pennsylvania town in the winter that is besieged by events that bruise the lives of many people. Arthur (Michael Angarano, who continues to impress with superb acting) is a high school kid, working as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant where his 'dream girl' (ex-babysitter) Annie (Kate Beckinsale) and Annie's best friend Barb (Amy Sedaris) wait tables, filling his spare time playing trombone in the high school band, and enduring the crumbling marriage of his mother (Jeanette Arnette) and teacher father (Griffin Dunne). Each of the characters we meet has baggage: Annie is separated from her ne're- do-well loser husband Glenn (Sam Rockwell) who haunts her with his desire to see his little daughter Tara while the confused Annie is having an affair with Nate (Nicky Katt), a male nurse, who just happens to be married to Barb. Though Arthur maintains his fascination and puppy love for Annie, he is drawn into the adult world by his fellow student Lila (Olivia Thirlby) who becomes Arthur's first 'romance' and physical experience. As Arthur attempts to form an adult outlook on relationships with Lila, the world in this tiny town becomes increasingly fragile. Little Tara strays from home only to be discovered during the resultant manhunt by Arthur who finds the child frozen in the lake. This tragedy only adds to Arthur's own tenuous coping with becoming an adult, and how Glenn and Annie deal with loss results in a profoundly sad ending that is accompanied by the incidental music of the high school band performing on a winter field in this place where things just happen. There is little to add light to the story, except that the performances by each of the actors are exceptionally fine. Director Green manages to create a fine ensemble feeling from these actors and while there are few characters with whom we can consistently empathize, Green manages to draw well-focused small town folk who remain in the mind long after the film is ended. Not a happy film, but a solid one. Grady Harp
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
This movie was a good one time watch, but I don't think it's one I'd want to own. The acting was good, and this was a pretty emotional movie...but it actually wound up being pretty depressing, and it was kinda harsh in the end. I am not much for movies like that really. Go ahead and give it a watch if ya like...but in my opinion, that's about it, a single watch. Below are some better & more enjoyable films with Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell in em.