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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:
Brenda Fricker, Michael Ray Fox
Rental Formats:
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Product Details

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

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Customer Reviews

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By prisrob TOP 50 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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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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Virtually anything that Olympia Dukakis is in is worth watching - and this film is no exception. Some people would definitely be offended by the swearing - I wasn't, as this is who the character is and Ms Dukakis delivers every word brilliantly! The reason for 'Bout time!'? Because it's about time there was a film, for lesbians, with older characters which shows how difficult it can be sometimes to just be yourself - much easier these days, not so much in (very recent) days gone by. I loved it - the performances are sharp and believable. Moving, sad even - and extremely funny too, I would highly recommend this film.
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Loved this movie from start to finish. Oscar winners Brenda & Olympia are phenomenon in this movie. Olympia's character is so funny and some of her lines are class. I loved the scene where Dot goes into the house and ends up inside in the wrong bed. Classis scene.
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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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By Lucy on 5 Sept. 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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Words cannot express how fantastic this film is. Its funny and lovely and just as u fall in love with the two main characters, your left crying your eyes out at the end. I would encourage anyone to watch it whether your a lesbian, straight, gay or bi, this fantastic love story will teach you a thing or to.
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I had to send this DVD back because the sound was muffled and at one point totally broken up as was the picture. It was quite a fun film but I got fed up with Olivia Dukakis's constant shouting. I could not say it is a 'must have'
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