Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 7: Connecticut (The Ice Storm)

Category: Drama

Quote of Interest:

“When you think about it, it’s not easy to keep from just wandering out of life. It’s like someone’s always leaving the door open to the next world, and if you aren’t paying attention you could just walk through it, and then you’ve died. That’s why in your dreams it’s like you’re standing in that doorway…and the dying people and the newborn people pass by you…and brush up against you as they come in and out of the world during the night. You get spun around, and in the morning…it takes a while to find your way back into the world.”

–Paul Hood

Three words to describe this film/state: 70s emotional freeze

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Train Conductor, played by Tom Flagg
  • Weather Reporter, played by Barbara Garrick
  • Weatherman, played by Daniel McDonald
  • Woman in Pharmacy, played by Evelynn Solann

State food/recipe we tried this week: Apple cider, hot dogs, and Pez candy for dessert

Earring Inspo Character: Janey Carver

Other Notes: Beautiful film, believable characters, subtle and understated. The era, demographics, and geographics were well-chosen. Reminiscent of Hitchcock’s The Birds and its characters’ flaws manifesting in natural disaster. Life is short–take others more seriously than yourself. Don’t stay in your ruts and shake yourself awake whenever possible. The only character in the film who seemed to be awake (and not just existing by his impulses) was–spoiler alert–killed off, serving as a wake-up call to the rest of them.

Grade: A

State Facts:

Next up: Delaware (Fight Club). Follow along to discuss! Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.

1 thought on “The Movie Project”

  1. I really enjoyed this movie as well and your review of it is spot-on. I also liked that the children and the parents had reflected reoccurring themes of shoplifting, medicine cabinet snooping, and sleeping around. Great comparison to The Birds too!


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