• Aurora Borealis (2005)

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Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2007

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 Burke

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Entitled Entrtainment

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

  • The real surprise here is Lewis, who seems to have finally hit on a role that balances her usual flakiness with smarts and an offbeat poignancy, and she delivers the strongest work of her adult career. show more

  • 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

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