Frozen River 2008

Frozen River is the story of Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), an upstate New York trailer mum who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border. Broke after her husb…
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Frozen River is the story of Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), an upstate New York trailer mum who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila (Misty Upham), a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray's Dodge Spirit.

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97mins

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    Reviewed by Simon Miraudo

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Member Reviews

  • A moving story showing just what a mother will do to make a life for her family

    Ray
  • I liked this movie but not over enthused but watchable.

  • Definitely worth a look, this movie. Good to see Charlie McDermott in a movie role-I like him in "the Middle" (sitcom TV). A movie fraught with sadness but able to inform this viewer of the world of people smuggling in an unexpected location. For a very low budget production, it succeeds with flying colours.

  • Well i just could not get into this. The ending is good but its just too slow and too dark the whole movie as in it is set at night time nearly every shot and very depressing actually

  • The bleak landscape is matched by the bleak lives of the main characters. A different kind of movie about relationships and the need for belonging and a home. An interesting story .

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