Ray Eddy, a dollar-store employee with two hungry kids, an army of creditors, and an AWOL husband, is the kind of hardscrabble character you imagine Charlize Theron would give her eyeteeth to play. Thankfully, Frozen River doesn’t go that route. Because Oscar nominee Leo is a revelation, turning what could’ve been kitchen-sink clichés into a tiny miracle of human resilience. EXTRAS A director’s commentary. A?
Genre: Drama; Starring: Melissa Leo, Michael O'Keefe, Charlie McDermott, Misty Upham; Director: Courtney Hunt; Author: Courtney Hunt; Release Date Limited: 08/01/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted February 4 2009 — 12:00 AM EST
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