The Ice Storm 

Drama | English | 113 minutes


Two families, the Hoods and the Carvers, neighbors in an affluent Connecticut suburb, are bitterly disappointed with their unfulfilled lives.   Ben Hood and Janey Carver find relief having  an affair while their two teenage children, Wendy and Paul, experiment with sex.  Young Mikey Carver enthralled by the ice storm that hit the area, goes outdoors to better observe. He gets hit by a falling power line and is electrocuted. The Hood and Carver families are bereft as they anguish over this tragedy. Their degenerate lifestyle will now be tested.   

Kevin Kline (Ben Hood) / Joan Allen (Elena Hood) / Sigourney Weaver (Janey Carver) / Jamey Sheridan (Jim Carver) / Christina Ricci (Wendy Hood) / Elijah Wood (Mikey Carver) / Tobey Maguire (Paul Hood)
Why Stream This Film?
“Ang Lee, a Taiwanese director, has deftly captured the ennui-laden decadence of 1970s suburban America with deft humor and gripping pathos.”  – Rotten Tomatoes 
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 86%
  • Metacritic Score: 72
  • BAFTA Awards: Winner, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sigourney Weaver)
  • Cannes Film Festival: Winner, Best Screenplay (James Schamus)
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Nominated, Best Director (Ang Lee)
This may be Ang Lee’s most haunting movie: delicately balanced between comedy and tragedy, it holds you rapt without having to raise its voice.
David Ansen


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