Snow Cake
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Alex is a quiet, brooding man struggling to come to terms with a fatal car crash in which he played a part. In the aftermath of this harrowing ordeal, he comes to stay in a small Canadian town with Linda, a highly functioning autistic woman whose life has also been touched by tragedy. As they each attempt to deal with their losses in their own distinct ways, Alan strikes up a relationship with Maggie and finds himself experiencing long-buried depths of emotion.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A heartfelt but utterly predictable indie drama."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"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."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Often with the feel of a stage play, Snow Cake is a delicate little drama that shows real understanding of its characters."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Everyone and everything is surprising in this arresting film whose heart is as warm as its setting is cold"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Director Marc Evans, working from Angela Pell's screenplay, pulls it off in a limited way but with emotional sensitivity and a solid cast."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"It's essentially a vehicle for a dedicated cast, but occasionally it's more than that."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Overly forced, a shade too whimsical, but filling a void other words and other movies haven't the nerve or errant taste to confront."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"a worthy effort toward bringing an increasingly prevalent disorder to filmgoers' attention"
‑ Jules Brenner,
"in the end, it's as viable as its titular confection: pretty to look at but cold."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"At times it seems so anxious to blatantly manipulate us into tears and slows down with Alex's romance with a sexy neighbor a la Carrie Anne Moss, and then at times it's beautiful, and intimate, and so wonderfully acted."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"Weaver makes Linda her own, alternating between off-putting brashness, engaging honesty and bursts of spontaneous, childlike behavior."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"This slow-burning character drama never gets as emotionally involving, or persuasive, as the moviemakers intend it to."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Snow Cake never entertains too much pathos nor does it become overly concerned with making Weaver's character even slightly sympathetic; her uncensored forthrightness is as refreshingly humane as it is hilarious."
‑ Jason Ferguson, Orlando Weekly
"Three very intelligent actors -- Rickman, Moss and Sigourney Weaver -- elevate what could have been cloying into something better than the script's idiosyncratic bent."
‑ Paula Nechak, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Weaver and Rickman and screenwriter Angela Pell elevate the film into something quite endearing."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
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