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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

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In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writers:

Gregg Araki (screenplay by), Laura Kasischke (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shailene Woodley ... Kat Connors
Eva Green ... Eve Connors
Christopher Meloni ... Brock Connors
Shiloh Fernandez ... Phil
Angela Bassett ... Dr. Thaler
Gabourey Sidibe ... Beth
Ava Acres ... Kat age 8
Thomas Jane ... Detective Scieziesciez
Mark Indelicato ... Mickey
Dale Dickey ... Mrs. Hillman
Sheryl Lee ... May
Michael Patrick McGill ... Aaron
Jill Johnson ... Secretary
Jacob Artist ... Oliver
Brenda Koo ... Cindy
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Storyline

Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it... Written by Anonymous

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I was 17 when my mother disappeared...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Bird See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,962, 31 October 2014

Gross USA:

$33,518
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Eva Green, who plays Shailene Woodley's mother in the film is, in reality, only 12 years older than Woodley. See more »

Goofs

On the drive home from the airport, several automobiles are seen that did not exist in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Detective Scieziesciez: Once there was this... obese man. Some sick fuck had doused him with gasoline and then lit him on fire. And by the time we got to the body, two days later, he was still burning.
Kat Connor: What?
Detective Scieziesciez: Guy had so much body fat he's like a human candle.
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Connections

References Eraserhead (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Mug's Game
Written by Marc Almond and Dave Ball (as David Ball)
Performed by Soft Cell
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I am very satisfied with this movie.
27 September 2014 | by powell-yendiSee all my reviews

This movie starts off slowly. It is in the perspective of a gorgeous teenager who is solely concerned with her boyfriend. When her mom goes missing, she assumes that her mom kept her promise to leave her dad. As she recaps the relationship between her parents, the viewer is compelled to feel sorry for the wimpy father and agree with the teen's apathy towards her aggressive mother. In utter dismissal of her mom's abandonment, the teenager tries to focus on her boyfriend's reduced sexual interest. However, her intuition about her mother's disappearance keeps alerting her through inexplicable dreams. Then, when the teenager becomes an adult, things get GOOD! At the end, I realized that I really underestimated this movie. I had no idea this movie was going to be this good. I am glad I watched it and I want to see it again in order to catch some clues that I may have missed. The plot twist at the end REALLY caught me off-guard and I am still wondering if there was some hint throughout the movie that I missed. If anyone catches the hints, be sure to post them as spoilers.


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