Monday, March 27, 2006
Movie Review: North Country
I watched North Country this last Saturday night. I have mixed feelings about the film. Although I like some of what Nehring says in his review, two specifics about the film stood out above everything else and really disturbed me:
1. The graphic violence against the women. I think the movie did a good job at conveying how horrible it must have been for the women to go to work everyday. Some put up with it for over 14 years. There was one rape scene that put me over the edge and I don't think it needed to be in the movie.
2. The very strong canadian accents of the rangers. This was overwhelming and took so much away from the story. I kept having flashbacks to watching Fargo, or Strange Brew, or a period interlude commentary of a Minnesota Wild hockey game. I may be too close to the situation but c'mon, some one please tell me, do we northerners really have that strong of an accent? Wow, it was ridiculous.