Snow Cake 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… Snow Cake 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… 2007-04-27 Unrated PT112M Drama Alan Rickman Sigourney Weaver Carrie-Anne Moss IFC First Take
Movie Review

Snow Cake (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
SPONGY 'CAKE' Weaver is game as an autistic mom dealing with a tragic loss, but Snow ultimately goes adrift
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SPONGY 'CAKE' Weaver is game as an autistic mom dealing with a tragic loss, but Snow ultimately goes adrift
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Apr 27, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 112 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver; Distributor: IFC First Take

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. She plays an autistic Canadian whose daughter dies in a car accident. The girl was a hitchhiker; the blameless driver who picked her up is a bitter ex-con (Alan Rickman), and although he just stops by to pay respects, his heart thaws thanks to the mother's childlike spirit and some great sex with a neighbor (Carrie-Anne Moss).

Originally posted May 03, 2007 Published in issue #933 May 11, 2007 Order article reprints
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