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R| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
Single mother Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) is part of a group of the first women to work at a local iron mine in Minnesota. Offended that they have to work with women, male workers at Eveleth Mines lash out at them and subject them to sexual harassment. Appalled by the constant stream of insults, sexually explicit language and physical abuse, Josey -- despite being cautioned against it by family and friends -- files a historic sexual harassment lawsuit.

Cast: Charlize Theron , Frances McDormand , Sean Bean , Jeremy Renner , Michelle Monaghan , Woody Harrelson , Richard Jenkins , Sissy Spacek

Director: Niki Caro

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros.

North Country (2005)

Release Date: October 21st, 2005|2 hr. 6 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Any similarities between Josey and Lois Jenson, the real woman who made Eveleth Mines pay for their sins in a landmark 1988 class-action suit, are purely coincidental. Instead, we get a TV-movie fantasy of female empowerment glazed with soap-opera theatrics. show more

  • Richard Jenkins gives the standout supporting performance, worthy of Oscar consideration, as Josey's father, a miner unable to conceal his anger at his daughter for having a child out of wedlock and, now, creating dissension at his workplace. show more

  • The milieu here is unforgiving, which makes fighting for basic rights important. You get a sense of why Bob Dylan -- who performs on this soundtrack -- wanted to bolt this frigid part of the map. show more

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  • February 26, 2011 san5300
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    great m ovie great acting important story

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