|Arthur busses tables in a Chinese restaurant, plays trombone in the high school marching band, and has his eye on smart, funny, offbeat Lila -- who definitely has her eye on him. But as Arthur takes tentative steps towards his first romantic relationship, the long time relationships of the adults around him teeter and crash, drawing Arthur into a vortex of events that will change his world forever.|
From director/screenwriter David Gordon Green (Undertow), based on Stewart O'Nan's powerful novel and empowered by the bone-real performances of Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell and as Arthur, young Michael Angarano (The Forbidden Kingdom), Snow Angels captures the power of first love. And second chances.
"With a deep understanding of his characters, Green has crafted a film that's devastating and uplifting without sounding a false note. Jeremy Mathews, Film Threat
"Few filmmakers these days are as capable and assured with the fumbling ambivalence of human conversation as Green is... Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"Green is a rare bird in American filmmaking: a humanist who knows how to tell a story. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Grade A! Captivating! Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A great film! Richard Roeper, At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper
"Revelatory as well as unsettling. Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle