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The Hi-Line [DVD] (1999)
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Vera Johnson (Rachael Leigh Cook) is bored with life in her small Montana town; two years after leaving college, she is still living with her parents. However, when Sam Polvino (Ryan Alosio) walks into her life, all that changes. Sam uses his charm to convince Vera that she has obtained a job in a big Chicago store, but her parents make her see that he is nothing but a con artist. Sam then comes clean; he has in his possession a letter from a man who died in prison, claiming that he was Vera's real father, and that the people she thinks are her parents took her in when she was abandoned as a baby.
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She is definitely all that! Vera Johnson is two years out of high School but still lives with her parents. Wasting time with meaningless jobs, she dreams of life beyond the limits of her small Montana town. When a young stranger walks into her life, bearing a horrible dark secret, it will turn her world upside down forever!
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Winner of the audience award at the Austin Film Festival 1999, and a Sundance selection, Hi-Line takes off from familiar indie- ground and floats over a landscape both fresh and far-off, in the literal and psychological no-man's land between Montana and Canada known as "the hi-line."
Exquisite pacing and camera work draws the already lean and muscular storyline taut. Vera learns from Sam that she was adopted, and he agrees to take her on a roadtrip that will open her heart and his. Huddled together in subzero temps in his broken-down car, the poignance of their shared grief circumvents the obvious. This is a gentle, if searing tale, and when Vera finally tracks down her mother, Singing Bird (Tantoo Cardinal), their scene together wraps you up like a child, it is so visceral and honest.
Director Judkins savors the lapses of time between words, the dialogue is sparse and jagged like the lay of the land. Scenes drift away and together like snowbanks, in power, meaning and mass. I especially liked the relationship between Vera and Sam, which erupts slowly through layers of subtext... as they reach beyond each other to find themselves. Rare to find a romantic story held together with such grace and honesty. While the ending may for some feel overly nostalgic, say for the days of Billy Wilder and forties "women's films," it left this woman weeping.