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THE ICE STORM (1997) ***

Icy cold drama about sexual innuendo in the swinging 70’s. Kevin Kline is married to Joan Allen but has dirty thoughts about sexy, liberated Sigorney Weaver. Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids are thinking about sex as much as the adults. Christina Ricci is good as is Tobey Maguire as a teen obsessed with the Fantastic Four (which is interesting because, he later would become Spider-Man and director Ang Lee would go on to direct The Hulk). Kline’s birds and the bees speech is classic. Though the performances are good, the detachment of the actors, and the depressing tone doesn’t make for very sympathetic characters. With Henry Czerny, Elijah Wood and Katie Holmes.
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