White Bird in a Blizzard

I was 17 when my mother disappeared...


White Bird in a Blizzard
A teenage girl is just 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother disappears... just as the girl is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, for the loss. In fact, it's almost a relief. But as time passes, she begins to come to grips with how deeply her mother's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it.

91 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Angela Bassett, Gabourey Sidibe
Director
Gregg Araki
ScreenplayGregg Araki, from the novel by Laura Kasischke
MusicHarold Budd, Robin Guthrie
CinematographySandra Valde-Hansen
EditingGregg Araki
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byDesperate Pictures, Orange Studio, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityModerate, fairly frequent, sexual and non-sexual context
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceInfrequent, moderate, no bloodletting, realistic, psychological, physical
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
2
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconAraki's coming-of-age tale fails to get off the ground.
5
Die Burger
Rozanne Els
5
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconFlat 'White Bird' fails to take off.
5
Metacritic.com
27 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
75 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconPart suburban thriller, part sexual awakening drama -- and fully convincing as neither -- White Bird in a Blizzard rests a little too heavily on Shailene Woodley's typically superlative work.
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconUneven but well-acted drama is disturbing; lots of sex.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
21 users
11
Rottentomatoes users
5692 users
10
Internet
16664 Netizens quote iconDreamy Colorful Mess
13

Average .. 47%

9

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