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Snow Angels
Review written on: October 1st, 2008

Snow Angels Review

Wow. What the hell? As much as I love Kate Beckinsale, I will never ever ever watch this movie again. Not only is it depressing, but it’s not about anything.

When we dropped this disc in our DVD player, we assumed that it would be either one of two things (that Kate typically makes), either a vampiry movie, or a romantic comedy. It’s neither. This “independent” film (which I’m convinced means unmarketable, in most cases) is a depressing story about absolutely nothing. It tries to be a story of a “real world” unhappy couple, but it’s just told all wrong.

While Kate Beckinsale and Sam Rockwell are both really talented actors, I feel that both of them went to waste on this script. The story does not do them, or their abilities justice. And that’s even more depressing than the film.

Let me try to sum up: Kate plays Annie, Sam plays Glenn. They were once married, but are now split up, and Annie has custody of their daughter. Annie’s sleeping with Nate (played by a snide Nicky Katt), and Glenn finds out. That’s about all I can say, without giving away too much of what “happens.”

From there, however, there’s an offshoot side story of Arthur (Michael Angarano) and Lila (Oliva Thirlby). Annie used to babysit Arthur, and Lila’s the girl that just moved to school, that he likes. There’s really no call for this story in the movie, aside from adding extra scenes, and making the movie a little bit longer. They’re cute together, but unneccessary.

Christine and I watched this movie, and when we got to the end, we just stared blankly at each other for a few minutes. We didn’t really say much about it. I think we’re both trying to block out the hour and a half of our lives that we wasted. That, and we’re ashamed that we watched a Kate Beckinsale flick that we both hated.

To sum up: stay away from Snow Angels, you’ll thank me. No tight black leather to redeem this crapfest.

 

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