• North Country (2005)

North Country

Release Date: October 21st, 2005

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2006

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

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Daughter, Gripping, Son, Underdog, Rise, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The issue of sexual politics so dominates the story that it's a relief when an emotional showdown involves family rather than workplace issues. Not so surprisingly, these are the movie's best scenes. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    After "Monster," here is another extraordinary role from an actress [Theron] who has the beauty of a fashion model but has found resources within herself for these powerful roles about unglamorous women in the world of men. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    A long, slow slog through what could have been, and should have been, a more absorbing story.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)