In 1997, just after the massive success of his adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, director Ang Lee set off to make his follow-up American film about 2 well-off families in 1973 Connecticut who are trying to reconcile their family dysfunctions during Thanksgiving as the weather turns dangerous. With a star-studded cast, based on a novel by Rick Moody, The Ice Storm would be one of Lee's most critically beloved films while being one of the filmmaker's greatest box office flops. But does the film deserve a fresh perspective or does it deserve ridicule? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster exit the train to find out.

 

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Music provided by Johnny Ripper, "sundown"

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