Cloudburst 2011

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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

Starring:
Kristin Booth, Olympia Dukakis
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DVD

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Runtime 1 hour 33 minutes
Starring Kristin Booth, Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, John Dunsworth, Jeremy Akerman, Mary-Colin Chisholm, Ryan Doucette, Michael Ray Fox, Mark A. Owen, John Beale
Director Thom Fitzgerald
Genres Drama, Romance
Rental release Not currently released
Main languages English

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Feb 2014
Format: DVD
'Cloudburst' is a film about love. Told in a round about manner, that is what it all boils down to. Olympia Dukakis plays Stella, a masculine Stella to Brenda Fritch's, Dot. They have been living in rural Maine together for 31 years All of this time they have never admitted to being Lesbians to the public, only to themselves. They have lived a good life, and seem to be very happy. The one day Dot fell, her granddaughter decided it was time for her to go to a nursing home. Dot, is blind and signed papers that gave her granddaughter power of attorney. Thus Dot went into a nursing home, leaving Stella fighting mad.

Stella took revenge and in the middle of the night kidnapped Dot and off they went to Canada. Along the way they pick up a hitchhiker, a young man. Their adventures should be seen to be believed. Some of the film turns maudlin and goes on too long, but the message is there. There is a lot of humor, blue language from Stella, and life abounds. This role is quite an adventure for Olivia Dukakis, she really turns it on, and is quite believable. The four letter words just roll her tongue. Brenda Fricker is a joy, quite the opposite, demure and sweet. The young man somehow seems to fit in, though the film could have been fine without him. What he introduces is a strange meeting with his family and some tales of his life as a stripper.

All in all, the film was quite good, lots of good humor, not for the faint of heart, and not for anyone who has preconceived notions.

Recommended. prisrob 02-12-14
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kerry charters-byrne on 24 Jan 2014
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What an awesome inspirational film, made us laugh out loud and shamelessly cry in other places. The acting In this is awesome, the ladies were made for their roles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry J. Craven on 6 Nov 2013
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Beautiful portrayal of devotion. The language is very strong, but delivered in context and with humour. A tale that proves love is not for just the young.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Harrison on 7 May 2014
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This was a comedy with an underlying message that families do not always understand their parents life choices.
I have only given it 4 stars stars because I was disappointed that yet again there was a sad ending. Frankly I am sick of sad endings.
Otherwise a very entertaining movie.
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By Lucy on 5 Sep 2014
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This film is truly heartwarming.

It follows the lives of two older ladies who have been in a relationship with each for many years but at the beginning of the film, are not publicly out to everybody. One of the ladies granddaughters places her nan in a care home after claiming she is oblivious of the nature of the relationship between the two women, so Stella does everything she can to get her beloved Dotty out of the nursing home.

It's a good film that explores the lives of older lesbian couples.

Only negative of the film is the really bad language, Stella swears every couple of seconds and I don't think such language was always necessary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By john goode on 10 Jan 2014
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Olympia and brenda are a wonderful talent and this film is enjoyable but falls between slapstick and serious drama and does neither justice. But would sttill recommend the film for a night in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ann I Reed on 15 April 2014
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Loved the story, loved the acting. Laughed out loud in a lot of places, cried in others. A beautiful combination of irreverence and pathos. Beautiful.
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Made me laugh throughout except the parts where I was crying like a baby! Amazing, amusing and emotional! I love it! :-) Fantastic five-star acting from the entire cast that really bring you into every moment and will make you love all the characters like old friends.

There is some foul language, something I'm not really a fan of, but in the context of the film and characters it'll only make you laugh. :-)
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