Marion Bridge
Marion Bridge (2003)

Thee adult sisters are forced to face the scars of their past as they wait at their mother's deathbed in this drama written by noted Canadian actor Daniel MacIvor. Agnes (Molly Parker) grew up in Sydney, a small town in Nova Scotia;… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 11, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A carefully drawn portrait of family life.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Takes the raw ingredients of soap opera -- the spilling of family secrets and the opening of old wounds as a parent slips away -- and spins them into something truthful and quietly compelling.

Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

Too many scenes are colourless and unimaginative...There's a gap between the pedestrianism of life and the necessary dramatic tension of art [that] this film never bridges.

Janice Page
Boston Globe

A respectable addition to the tragic three sisters oeuvre.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

While the situations and characterizations ring true, if a bit melodramatically, the film is so understated that little dramatic effect registers.

Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies

Given Marion Bridge trots out almost every cliche of the chick flick, it is all the more remarkable that it works as well as it does.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Always engaging and often compelling.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Parker is very good at conveying Agnes' wobbly mixture of instability and emotional bravery, and Jenkins finds the sad, lonely ache below Theresa's urge to regiment the lives of everyone in the family.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

You'll like it because it's really intelligent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
A trip through the mysterious dynamic of mothers, sisters and complicated families. Layered and darkly optimistic.
Mark Abell
A highly emotional look at three sisters dealing with the impending death of their alcoholic mother, while repairing their relationships with each other and… More