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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.

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  • 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

  • What gives North Country urgency is that it's about how a man comes to understand that it's bad for him and for his community to deny his daughter privileges and prerogatives he'd grant his son. show more

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

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