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Frozen River Movies

: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham : Courtney Hunt : September 2008


Frozen River is an adult movie – no, we don’t mean porn or continuous profanity – you can find those things everywhere. We mean it’s a movie about the way people really live, the hardships they face, and how imperfect people become better. In other words, life.

This is a movie about people that live in trailers, not mansions, and struggle every day, to do the right thing for their kids, themselves, and, ultimately, just the right thing.

SummaryAfter her husband deserts her, working-class mother Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo) is in great need of money to find a home. Lured by the possibility of easy cash, Ray joins Lila (Misty Upham) a widowed Mohawk who earns a living by smuggling immigrants from Canada to the U.S. across the St. Lawrence.

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