Snow Cake

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    A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman (Weaver) and a man (Rickman) who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

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    A heartfelt but utterly predictable indie drama.

    2/4
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    It's essentially a vehicle for a dedicated cast, but occasionally it's more than that.

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    Weaver makes Linda her own, alternating between off-putting brashness, engaging honesty and bursts of spontaneous, childlike behavior.

    3/4
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    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.

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    Overly forced, a shade too whimsical, but filling a void other words and other movies haven't the nerve or errant taste to confront.

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    This slow-burning character drama never gets as emotionally involving, or persuasive, as the moviemakers intend it to.

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    Modest but well wrought and witty, Snow Cake is full of unexpected moments and clever observations and, despite a sparse quality, makes a good case for the idea that you're never too late, or too far gone, to connect with or understand others.

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    People who are different are magical! That's the takeaway lesson from Snow Cake, an awfully tidy, infernally sparkly study in skewed blessings, made manifest by Committed Acting from Sigourney Weaver.

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    The performances are terrific overall and the writing is pretty good, so just enough to recommend it.

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    As hangdog and hammy as its leading man, this extra-thick slice of Canadian tragedy porn subsists on contrivances from other movies.

    2/6
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    Moving but at times overearnest.

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    This, apparently, is the kind of stretch our contemporary great actresses have to look forward to as they near 60.

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    Snow Cake partly camouflages the banality of its concept with its meticulous performances.

    2/5
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    It is Weaver -- whom director Marc Evans uses for maximum shmaltz -- who is the shiny object dangled before our eyes. And she is certainly something to watch.

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    Marc Evans' indie drama, from a script by Angels Pell (who has an autistic son), keeps sidling up to the brink of mawkishness, then pulling back so nicely into Weaver's rich, hard-headed evocation of Linda's limitations.

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    Snowcake features one smart, pared-down performance. Unfortunately it's trapped in a stupid, overcrowded story.

    2/4
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    Snow Cake suffers from the same faults that plague most Canadian films: It drones itself to death with the pace of a drunken ant, and the ending takes longer than to arrive than Christmas morning.

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    Snow Cake is a small movie in the best sense. It's character-focused, precise in its arc and just roomy enough to let its performers breathe and expand at the languid pace the material demands.

    3/4
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    Snow Cake is painful slogging. The plot is awkwardly contrived.

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    Screenwriter Angela Pell clearly has something to say about the way autism brings clear-sighted lack of prejudice and a childlike innocence, albeit often masked by seemingly irrational needs and drives.

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    The key dramatic moments feel as forced as they are predictable.

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