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  • If we're going to be honest, we need to look inside and ask ourselves: Do we really want to see a listless movie about a woman whose dream is to move into a double-wide trailer? show more

  • This is a debut feature, though you'd never know it from the filmmaker's commandingly confident style, or from the heartbreaking beauty -- heartbreaking, then heartmending -- of Melissa Leo's performance as a poor single mother who's living her whole life on thin ice. show more

  • There is nothing sentimental or picturesque about the performances or imagery. The word that best describes both is elemental. show more

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  • February 23, 2009 linbat555
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    Loved it so realistic to the struggles of single mom's in remote rural areas. What woman will do for a better life for their children.

  • September 10, 2008 judcor
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    loved it! Finally a film that says civil law does not necessarilyapproximate moral law . Two moral women struggle to make their lives and their childrens lives with a degree ofcivil law and moral law meet head on...a superb film..as two women struggle to make their lives and their childrens lives minimally acceptable.. they cross the border of legality but never the limits of morality. Bravo!!!!!!!!!! Loved it.

  • September 07, 2008 Constancehoffman
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    Great movie. Well played without the hollywood hipe. Finally a movie about a topic that is believable and could (did) happen.

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