Down River
Down River (2013)

This film captures the emotionally stirring story of three young women teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with the older woman they rely on for guidance, support and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 22, 2013
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Down River is an intelligent work with moments of poignancy and emotional resonance by a talented filmmaker.

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Michael D. Reid
Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)

Ratner, making inspired use of the Vancouver cityscape, has crafted a film of considerable beauty with great dialogue that underscores the wisdom of giving your head a shake and making the most of your life while you can.

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Katherine Monk

At the heart of this emotional success is Shaver, who takes Ratner's solid script and eats it whole.

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Jamie S. Rich

Ratner's script depicts each woman in distinct strokes, creating individual characters whose unique problems dovetail into one life lesson.

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Susan G. Cole
NOW Toronto

The actors are terrific, especially Spence and relative newcomer Rennison.

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Glen Schaefer
Vancouver Province

Four stories are woven seamlessly together, and the script finds its teeth in scenes between Markinson and Spence.

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Chris Knight
National Post

The script teeters on the edge of sentimentality, and the ending is a little pat, but for the most part Down River wears its emotions honestly on its sleeve.

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