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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
IN his mid-20s, Minneapolis native Duncan Shorter (Joshua Jackson) still lacks direction in life, so when his grandfather (Donald Sutherland) falls ill, he takes a job as a handyman in his grandparents' residence so he can be near them. While there, he falls into a relationship with a free-spirited home-health nurse (Juliette Lewis) who can help him move toward self-realization.

Cast: Joshua Jackson , Donald Sutherland , Juliette Lewis , Louise Fletcher , Zack Ward , John Kapelos , Steven Pasquale , Timm Sharp

Director: James C.E. Burke

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Entitled Entertainment

Aurora Borealis (2005)

Release Date: September 15th, 2006|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • 50
    Neva Chonin San Francisco Chronicle

    True, the film doesn't need 110 minutes to tell a story this pat, but hey, in dark times, it takes longer to deliver a feel-good message. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The latest "Dawson's Creek" alumnus to break out of his WB bonds, Joshua Jackson proves himself all grown up in this sweetly scrappy indie. show more

  • 60
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Although it is overloaded with backstory and often tries too hard, Aurora Borealis finds a reasonable balance between romance and family drama. show more

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