Snow Cake (2006)
Critic Consensus: Sigourney Weaver gracefully undertakes a difficult role, while the rest of the cast lifts the histrionic plot into something worthwhile.
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as Linda Freeman
as Alex Hughes
as Dirk Freeman
as Ellen Freeman
as Vivienne Freeman
as John Neil
as Diane Wooton
as Senior Cop
as Rookie Cop
as Marilyn the Dog
as Janet the Vet
as Jack the Optician
as Deborah the Neighbour
as Dick the Neighbour
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Critic Reviews for Snow Cake
It's essentially a vehicle for a dedicated cast, but occasionally it's more than that.
Weaver makes Linda her own, alternating between off-putting brashness, engaging honesty and bursts of spontaneous, childlike behavior.
Lack of dramatic intensity is all the more surprising considering the emotional clout of helmer Marc Evans' two best movies, the chilling Resurrection Man and scarefest My Little Eye.
Overly forced, a shade too whimsical, but filling a void other words and other movies haven't the nerve or errant taste to confront.
Audience Reviews for Snow Cake
This is the story of a man meeting with the autistic mother of a hitchhiking girl who died in his car after an accident. Outstanding acting performances, especially by Rickman and Weaver, and very quiet but lovely sense of humor make for a very likable and satisfying experience. Especially the scrabble game and the story of Mr. Fantastic is a very magical scene. Even though nothing terribly exciting happens after the initial shock, it is still fun and entertaining to follow those characters around for a while.
Oh my goodness do I love a nice drama! Throw in Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman and I am in my glory!! Sigourney did a great job playing a sometimes crazy, sometimes silly Autistic woman. I really got a kick out of her. This was a very entertaining movie.
"Dazlious!" The real beauty of this film is in the fleshed-out richness of the characters. It works because you're taken in by Vivienne's love of life, by Alex's debilitating guilt and by Maggie's subtle sexuality. Credit superb writing (Angela Pell) and performances (Emily Hampshire, Alan Rickman & Carrie-Anne Moss)
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