Review of “The Ice Storm”

  The Ice Storm is a funny and sad movie about domestic family dysfunction in the ’70s, about kids growing up confused and parents who have no clue how to be parents. It’s a thoughtful story that builds to a final scene that is so honest, it might make you cry. I saw “The Ice Storm” on VHS a few years after it came out in 1997 and it didn’t work for me. It seemed slow and depressing. This time around, though, it was entertaining and truthful all at once and seeded with subtle insights that will make it worth watching more than once.

About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

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