Northern Borders

2013

Drama

160
IMDb Rating 6 10 181

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Bruce Dern as Miller
Geneviève Bujold as Annie Crook
Mark Margolis as Maintenence Man
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1001.47 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
108 min
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2.01 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
108 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sweetartcat 7 / 10 / 10

Great acting

The budget on this movie was pretty small as an independent film. What saves it is the great actors. The acting was terrific; I gave this movie a seven because of the acting. Most of the sets were fine and the costumes were realistic also. But it struggled with production value, pacing, editing, and how some of the scenes ended and began. That's were a seasoned editor, screenwriter, and director would have helped. There were several rough spots because the screenplay was clearly clunky. A better screenplay would have produced better scene opportunities. Sometimes the dialogue didn't make sense - like when the grandson asks, "What name did she call you before she died?" No one asks that kind of thing. Not even a 1950's kid. The information was not necessary. Some of the scenes were awkward with no lead-in and ended with the viewer wondering why the scene was included since it didn't push the story along nor really show character development. Examples include the teacher being locked in an outhouse for an extended period of time, Austin Sr. talking to the cow-stealing landlord, or the saddle bag being open. A savvy editor and director knows which scenes are irrelevant and gets rid of them. That being said, Bruce Dern, Geneviève Bujold, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick were wonderful to watch.

Reviewed by jbaird-69485 7 / 10 / 10

Slow paced but Riveting

Really enjoyable movie. Bruce Dern and Geneve Bujold are outstanding and the boy Austin is great too. There are flaws; the boy is mature beyond his years, the other family characters are underdeveloped and there are scenes that seem pointless. But I was intensely interested in what would happen to the main characters and I found this movie riveting. If you appreciate a thoughtful movie you will like this one.

Reviewed by CabbageCustard 7 / 10 / 10

Enjoyable but not remarkable.

I found this movie on YouTube and had never heard of it before. That being said, this is quite a good film, although it's nothing we haven't seen before. It follows a basic theme seen in other Hollywood products: a young child is sent to live with relatives he/she has hitherto only met briefly (or not at all) in some back woods American town. The child is usually a bit of a loner/misfit. The relatives also turn out to be slightly eccentric and at least one of them (usually the man) is a bit curmudgeonly and doesn't like kids. The other folk in the town are a mixture of odd characters who provide humor, drama and sometimes friction. A number of low-key adventures ensue, someone important dies (usually) and the child emerges from the movie with a deeper understanding of life and people and the grudging respect of every nut case living within a five kilometre radius. This movie pretty well follows that template. Acting is good all round. It's nice to see Bruce Dern and Geneviève Bujold as always They bring their characters to life and make them real. Young Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick does a fine job playing the wise-beyond-his-years protagonist Austin Kittredge II. There is some swearing in this movie, but the incidences are few and far between. On the the copy I watched, some dear soul had gone to the trouble of bleeping out the few 'cuss words' that were spoken so I can't even tell how bad they were or weren't. This anonymous prude has even gone so far as to blank out the speaker's mouth momentarily when a swear word is spoken lest weak-willed, timid-by-nature, easily-corrupted viewers should read the characters lips, discern what the swear word is, and have a major attack of the vapors. I don't know if this was done by the person who posted the video to YouTube, a previous viewer of the movie or, even, the makers of the movie (Heaven forbid!!). Regardless of who did it, this minor bowdlerisation adds nothing to the movie, is just plain annoying, and an insult to adult viewers. If you are the person who did this, and you're reading this now, then all I have to say is PLEASE, don't do it again. We are capable of policing our own morals thank you. Your assistance is not required or helpful. Whew. Anyway, to sum it up. This is a good movie. I liked it, but its been done before.

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