Aroview: Poignant, far-from-icy Canadian drama of an autistic woman’s relationship with a downcast ex-con, whom she befriends in the aftermath of her daughter’s sudden death.
Dappled in the winter hinterland of Ontario, this flirts occasionally with the hallmarks of a movie-of-the-week, settling for a cushy, small town rendering of its characters and snowflake setting. Where the film excels is in its muted performances, with Weaver in particular a model of restraint (compared to, say, Dustin Hoffman in RAINMAN), while both Rickman and Moss bring added warmth, diverting attention away from any spongier, sentimental detours. Score by Broken Social Scene.
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3 stars (Good Enough) I watched Rickman in "Something the Lord Made" which like this one could have fallen prey to melodrama but didn't & I think Rickman can take a lot of credit for that for both films. Snow Cakes other lead Sigourney Weaver gives another fine performance.~tubbs