`Northfork' an artistically offbeat film.
Northfork The lowdown: A complex film about a rural Montana town's evacuation before it is flooded when a reservoir is filled. The plot is complicated by an eccentric band of angels, a dying boy, a man who must dig up his long-dead mother before evacuating and other intriguing characters. The bottom line: This is a refreshingly witty and offbeat movie, to be as valued as much for its memorable characters and artistic value as for its actual plot. It's a relatively lighthearted film with underlying themes of loneliness and death. The good stuff: Artistically beautiful, full of captivating dialogue. The abundance of subtle, dark humor makes it a film to remember. The other stuff: The plot moves slowly at times, and occasionally the main story line is lost in the many subplots. The details: Starring Nick Nolte, Duel Farnes, Daryl Hannah and Anthony Edwards. Produced by Mark and Michael Polish. Rated PG-13. The final grade: B+ Shelly Steward is a senior at Elmira High. Reach her at 20Below@guardnet.com.
Anthony Edwards, former ``ER'' star, portrays an angel named Happy in the film ``Northfork.''
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|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Nov 3, 2003|