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Cloudburst (2011)

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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

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Thom Fitzgerald

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Thom Fitzgerald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olympia Dukakis ... Stella
Brenda Fricker ... Dot
Kristin Booth ... Molly
Michael McPhee Michael McPhee ... Tommy
Mary-Colin Chisholm ... Ynez
Stephen Arnold Stephen Arnold ... Earl (as Steve Arnold)
Juanita Peters Juanita Peters ... Nurse
Ruth Owen Ruth Owen ... Nursing Home Resident
Ryan Doucette ... Prentice
Michael Best Michael Best ... Hotel Clerk
Trina Corkum ... Waitress
Mark A. Owen ... Border Patrol (as Mark Owen)
John Dunsworth ... Arnold
John Beale John Beale ... Border Patrol
Wanda Arab Wanda Arab ... Border Patrol
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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2011 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Cloudburst - L'amore tra le nuvole See more »

Filming Locations:

Blomidon, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is an adaptation of the 2010 stage play of the same name by Thom Fitzgerald, who did his own adaptation for the screen. See more »

Quotes

Molly: Well, I know what lesbians look like. I mean, I'm not stupid. But you guys aren't exactly Ellen and Portia.
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References Teletubbies (1997) See more »

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Dated after two years
8 February 2015 | by survsylvaniaSee all my reviews

Olympia Dukakis is a beautiful old lady, miscast in this part. She delivers lines one would expect to hear from Alex of Orange is the New Black, and it just doesn't work for her -- or for this old lady writing this review. Now that same-sex marriage is the law of virtually all of the land in North America, even down here in Old Virginny, the movie does feel a bit dated.

The fact that there is no resolution for Prentice in his relationship to his parents is disappointing. The writer seems to take the easy way out rather than seeing the situation to its probably more interesting ending than this treatment gives it. The movie at times descends to farce, though it has some touching moments. Prentice and Dot give excellent performances despite the weak, undeveloped script and immature directing.

The cinematography in Maine and Nova Scotia are incredibly beautiful. I would not recommend this movie despite the three leads' terrific acting.


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