Cloudburst
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This hilarious foul-mouthed, lesbian road movie co-stars Oscar (R)-winning actresses Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home. You'll laugh so hard you'll cry. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly (played by Genie Award-winner Kristin Booth), decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home that will provide all… More
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"It's a delight to see Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, superb talents and Oscar winners both, share almost every frame of Cloudburst."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A rough-edged Olympia Dukakis steals much of this comedy road movie about two ageing lesbians who go to Canada to get married. Enjoyable, but unremarkable."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"The feisty actresses clearly relish their vivid roles."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"An affectionate twist on a classic tale of lovers on the lam, sprinkled with renegade hints of Thelma & Louise, Cloudburst is a life- and heart-affirming journey."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"In its peaceful moments, it's a gem, but the wild stabs at wacky comedy are usually groaners, a shame in a story that's so smart and savvy when it isn't showing off, being dense, or winding down to a painfully pat ending."
‑ Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve
"The two actors...bring out the best in these two women in spite of the plot lapses and odd tonal shifts...you believe wholeheartedly that these two are deeply in love, and Dukakis and Fricker gift their characters with a real bond of intimacy."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Features one of the funniest, bawdiest, most memorable scenes I've ever witnessed in a film. Despite the formulaic elements, it still feels like an original."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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