The Ice Storm Poster

Release Date: September 27th, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2001

R|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
In the 1970s, an outwardly wholesome family begins cracking at the seams over the course of a tumultuous Thanksgiving break. Frustrated with his job, the father, Ben (Kevin Kline), seeks fulfillment by cheating on his wife, Elena (Joan Allen), with neighborhood seductress Janey (Sigourney Weaver). Their teenage daughter, Wendy (Christina Ricci), dabbles in sexual affairs too -- with Janey's son Mikey (Elijah Wood). The family's strained relations continue to tauten until an ice storm strikes.

Cast: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Henry Czerny, Adam Hann-Byrd, David Krumholtz, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Jamey Sheridan

Director: Ang Lee

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Good Machine, Fox Searchlight

Distributors: Fox, 20th Century Fox

Keywords: House, Melodramatic, Growing up, Dark, 1970s, Forbidden love, Mother, New York City, Father, Transformation, Son, Temptation, Small town, Amusing, Daughter, Family

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Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Bästa utländska film
Guldbagge Award (1998)