The Ice Storm

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. Young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century."

Overall Ranking: 1296 (Rank from 1997: # 21)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill95(full review)
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Bryan Lienesch47 - It's sort of a stranger, sadder predecessor to 'American Beauty'. Also, for those calling it a 'Thanksgiving movie', 'Die Hard' is more of a 'Christmas Movie' than this is a 'Thanksgiving Movie'

People Involved

  • Kevin Kline (Ben Hood)
  • Joan Allen (Elena Hood)
  • Sigourney Weaver (Janey Carver)
  • Henry Czerny (George Clair)
  • Tobey Maguire (Paul Hood)
  • Christina Ricci (Wendy Hood)
  • Elijah Wood (Mikey Carver)
  • Adam Hann-Byrd (Sandy Carver)
  • David Krumholtz (Francis Davenport)
  • Jamey Sheridan (Jim Carver)
  • Kate Burton (Dorothy Franklin)
  • William Cain (Ted Shackley)
  • Michael Cumpsty (Philip Edwards)
  • Maia Danziger (Mrs. Gadd)
  • Katie Holmes (Libbets Casey)
  • Ang Lee (Director)
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