• Rain (2002)


Release Date: April 26th, 2002

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2003

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Teenager Janey (Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki) and her little brother, Jim (Aaron Murphy), go on vacation to New Zealand's Mahurangi Peninsula with their parents, Kate (Sarah Peirse) and Ed (Alistair Browning). There, it becomes increasingly obvious to Janey that her parents are drifting apart. Kate is having an affair with a rugged boat captain named Cady (Marton Csokas), while Ed loses himself in whiskey. Fond of Cady herself, Janey decides to pursue him, while everyone neglects little Jim.

Cast: Alicia Fulford-Wierzbicki, Sarah Peirse, Marton Csokas, Alistair Browning, Aaron Murphy, Chris Sherwood, David Taylor, Claire Dougan

Director: Christine Jeffs

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Daughter, Tense, Melodramatic, Mother, Brother, Growing up, Father, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Through exquisite details, evocative music and bold dramatic strokes -- including a tragedy that transcends the melodrama it might have been -- Rain renders this family's life in its full dimensions.

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Rain is a quiet, disquieting triumph. show more

  • 100
    Loren KingBoston Globe

    Affecting, troubling, dazzling film. show more

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