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Falling Angels
Canadian filmmaker Scott Smith directs the black comedy Falling Angels, based on the novel by Barbara Gowdy and adapted for the screen by poet and author Esta Spalding. Set in the late '60s and filmed on-location in Saskatchewan, this dark family drama focuses on the three teenaged daughters of the Field household. Callum Keith Rennie plays Jim Field, the loud-mouthed, domineering patriarch who has intimidated his wife Mary (Miranda Richardson) into a catatonic state of alcoholism and depression. Norma (Monté Gagné) is the oldest, most responsible daughter; she is overburdened and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"So many reasons to see the darkly hopeful Canadian film Falling Angels -- a terrific unknown cast showcased in subtle close-ups, and a quirky literary script largely free of cliche."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"What offends most is the patina of smugness that seeps through every frame."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Falling Angels may be rough at times but it has so much going for it, from content to performance, that it demands to be seen, appreciated and talked about."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"It's the attention to small details that makes the characters so believable, especially in the way Smith delivers their sentiments: in quiet, personal moments."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"There's little intelligence or realism evident on screen."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Deftly balances elements of pathos, humor and the grotesque while maintaining a low-key tenor."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"...surprisingly moving and emotional."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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