Welcome to the debut of MJ’s Movies, where once a month–the second Monday–I’ll talk about a motion picture.
I tend to like quirky, off-beat movies. A friend recommended SNOW CAKE, a 2006 independent release starring Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver.
This movie should be better known than it is.
Weaver plays a high-functioning autistic woman and Rickman plays a man who “accidentally” comes into her life for a brief moment. Wikipedia calls the movie a romantic comedy, while IMDb classifies it as a drama. Amazon.com says:
“Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver form the quintessential indie-film odd couple in this intimately observed drama that makes a memorable detour from the usual high-concept, special effects-laden studio fare.”
So, so true. Parts are funny; parts are sad; it’s all compelling.
I was lucky because my library has a DVD available.
This movie should have gotten more attention than it received, if for no other reasons than Rickman and Weaver.
If you’re able to get your hands on a copy, grab and watch it. You shouldn’t be disappointed.