Frozen River

From "Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Here, the lure of fast money from smuggling presents a daily challenge to single moms who would otherwise be earning minimum wage. Two women – one white, one Mohawk, both single mothers faced with desperate circumstances – are drawn into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River. Ray and Lila… and the New York State Trooper who ultimately brings the two to justice."

Hugh Hewitt says: "This is the most boring 30 minutes of filmmaking I’ve ever seen."

He says his wife talked him into seeing the movie but agreed to leave after 30 minutes.

Left: Misty Upham as Lila Right: Melissa Leo as Ray

Melissa Leo as Ray Eddy

Charlie McDermott as TJ Eddy

Melissa Leo as Ray Eddy

Melissa Leo as Ray Eddy

Misty Upham as Lila

Left: Melissa Leo as Ray Eddy Right: Michael O’Keefe as Trooper Finnerty

Director Courtney Hunt on set of Frozen River

Left: Melissa Leo Right: Director Courtney Hunt

Left: Nancy Wu as Chen Li Right: Mark Boone Jr. as Jacques Bruno

Left: Jay Klatz as Guy Versailles Right: Melissa Leo as Ray Eddy

Scene from Frozen River

Left to right: Melissa Leo as Ray Eddy, Nancy Wu as Chen Li, Mark Boone Jr. as Jacques Bruno, Betty Ouyang as Li Wei

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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