• Higher Ground (2011)

Higher Ground

Release Date: August 26th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2012

R |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

A fundamentalist's (Vera Farmiga) lifelong struggle with tenets of her church comes to a head in the wake of a tragedy involving her best friend (Dagmara Dominczyk).

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Joshua Leonard, John Hawkes, Dagmara Dominczyk, Norbert Leo Butz, Donna Murphy, Bill Irwin, Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Director: Vera Farmiga

Genres: Drama

Production Co: BCDF Pictures

Keywords: Spirited, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Jeannette CatsoulisNPR

    What follows is something rarely seen in American movies: a sincerely humane examination of what it means to experience a crisis of faith. Tender, bittersweet and often gently comedic, Corinne's 20-year journey toward (and around, and away from) her God has a loose, searching rhythm that's engrossingly unpredictable. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film is a deft, graceful and often poignant story of a woman's quest to find her own identity and a spiritual sanctuary that will give her life hope and meaning. show more

  • 80
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Farmiga closes in on moments that express mood and character so lightly and perceptively that you don't notice them gently - sometimes too gently - moving the story forward. show more

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