Cloudburst

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: March 2, 2013 - Calgary - March 2, 2013 - Calgary
Mar 3 - London
Mar 8 - Tor, Ott, Edm, Sud, Yarm
Mar 10 - Vic
Mar 15 - Van
Mar 18 - Pet

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth, John Dunsworth, Ryan Doucette, Michael McPhee

Synopsis

Aging couple Stella (Olympia Dukakis) and Dot (Brenda Fricker) have been together for 31 years through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is going deaf and Dot has trouble with her vision. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly (Kristin Booth), decides the best place for Dot is a nursing home. As a result, Stella and Dot decide to leave their home in Maine and drive to Canada, where same-sex marriage is legal. It's a last ditch effort to stay together.

On the way, they pick up a young hitchhiker, Prentice (Ryan Doucette). He left his small town home in Nova Scotia to become a modern dancer, but is returning to visit his dying mother. Despite seeming quite confident, Prentice is confused and wounded and learns much from Stella and Dot as they wage their own battle to stay together after three decades as a couple.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Nova Scotia.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Studio: eMotion Pictures
Producer(s): Doug Pettigrew, Thom Fitzgerald
Screenplay: Thom Fitzgerald

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  • 5 stars "Funny, touching, powerful movie - it has something to say and it says it with wit."
  • 5 stars "This is a wonderful film with a great love story. All the cast are terrific and Ryan is a welcome treat to the cinema. I hope we see a lot more of him. Olympia and Brenda are adorable as the loving couple. Thank you all for bringing this touching story to life."
  • 5 stars "Great movie. Ryan Doucette is hilarious! The funeral scene was so funny!"