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The Ice Storm (1997)

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20th Century Fox released The Ice Storm on September 27, 1997. Ang Lee directed the film starring Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, and Sigourney Weaver.

‘The Ice Storm’ Criterion Synopsis

Suburban Connecticut, 1973. While Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” speech drones from the TV, the Hood and Carver families try to navigate a Thanksgiving break simmering with unspoken resentment, sexual tension, and cultural confusion. With clarity, subtlety, and a dose of wicked humor, Academy Award–winning director Ang Lee renders Rick Moody’s acclaimed novel of upper-middle-class American malaise as a trenchant, tragic cinematic portrait of lost souls.

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20th Century Fox released The Ice Storm on September 27, 1997. Ang Lee directed the film starring Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, and Sigourney Weaver.

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