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North Country (2005)

North Country

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

October 21, 2005

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

126 min.

Production Budget

$35 millions

Studio

Warner Bros.

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Niki Caro

Producer

Nana Greenwald, Jeff Skoll, Nick Wechsler

Screenwriter

Michael Seitzman

Starring

Story


"North Country" stars Academy Award winners Charlize Theron ("Monster"), Frances McDormand ("Fargo") and Sissy Spacek ("In the Bedroom") in the inspiring story of a single mother who rallies her coworkers to rise above the unfair treatment they face at a local mining company.

In the wake of a failed marriage, Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota hoping to build a better life for herself and her two children. Encouraged by her friend Glory (Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners in town, Josey takes a job at the mine.

She's prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging.

Josey's attempts to carve out a better future for her family put her at odds with her children, her disapproving parents (Sissy Spacek and "Six Feet Under"'s Richard Jenkins) and her community.

It is through this struggle that Josey finds the courage to stand up for what she believes in -- even if that means standing alone. Ultimately, her journey takes her farther than she could have ever imagined and inspires countless others to follow.

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Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand in North Country (2005)

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Charlize Theron, Seann William Scott
North Country Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Oct 10, 2005
Charlize Theron, Seann William Scott
North Country Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Oct 10, 2005

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a potentially great movie--with talent and plot points to spare--that settles for being just okay...”
by Jessica Reaves [Chicago Tribune]
“..a film that is so simple-minded that it's nothing short of condescending..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
“..grabs you by the throat and refuses to let you go..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]