• First Snow (2006)

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Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: November 27th, 2007

R|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Jimmy (Guy Pearce), a fast-talking salesman, has big ambitions. While selling flooring, he has an idea that will make him a rich man. His dreams come to a grinding halt when his car breaks down in a small desert town. To pass the time he seeks the advice of a roadside fortuneteller. Though at first the soothsayer's predictions are good, the session ends abruptly when the man pulls away in terror, for Jimmy is fated to die when the season's first snowflakes fall.

Cast: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner, J.K. Simmons, Shea Whigham, Rick Gonzalez, Luce Rains, Jackie Burroughs

Director: Mark Fergus

Genres: Thriller, Drama

Production Co: Furst Films, El Camino Pictures

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  • Movies like First Snow rise or fall on characters and atmosphere, and Fergus gets them both. But though the story's resolution does have irony and even a certain power, it lacks the charge, the Serlingesque "gotcha," that it needs. show more

  • A haunting neo-noir about a man told by a palmist that his karma is about to run over his dogma. show more

  • The actors, all strong, give the lyrical but never artificial dialogue the ring of life. Pearce is riveting as a go-getter who finds himself trapped between a murky past and a future defined by ambition. show more

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