White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) - IMDb
In 1988, a teenage girl's life is thrown into chaos when her mother disappears.

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writers:

Gregg Araki (screenplay by), Laura Kasischke (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shailene Woodley ... Kat Connors
Eva Green ... Eve Connors
Christopher Meloni ... Brock Connors
Shiloh Fernandez ... Phil
Angela Bassett ... Dr. Thaler
Gabourey Sidibe ... Beth
Ava Acres ... Kat age 8
Thomas Jane ... Detective Scieziesciez
Mark Indelicato ... Mickey
Dale Dickey ... Mrs. Hillman
Sheryl Lee ... May
Michael Patrick McGill ... Aaron
Jill Johnson ... Secretary
Jacob Artist ... Oliver
Brenda Koo ... Cindy
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Storyline

Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it... Written by Anonymous

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I was 17 when my mother disappeared...


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Star Shailene Woodley explained to Glamour UK magazine why she decided to take the role knowing it would involve nudity and how she can't understand why other actresses insist on wearing underwear during sex scenes. "I'm totally comfortable with nudity. I'm not sure it empowers me as an actress or anything, but if I'm going to do a movie with sex scenes, then I'm going to be naked, because I don't know about you, but I don't have sex with bras and panties on." See more »

Goofs

The plane shown flying Kat to see her father has winglets on the wings. These were not common in the time the movie takes place. See more »

Quotes

Kat Connor: I know Phil's not the smartest crayon in the box.
Mickey: That is the understatement of century.
Kat Connor: That's what I kind of like about him, you know. He's just simple. I know it sounds perverse, but he's kind of like my dad in that way. You scratch the surface, and there's just more surface.
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Fond Affections
Written by Michael Derek Allen, Gary Asquith, Mark Alan Cox, Marco Pirroni and Dorothy Max Prior (as Dorothy Prior)
Performed by This Mortal Coil
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I am very satisfied with this movie.
27 September 2014 | by powell-yendiSee all my reviews

This movie starts off slowly. It is in the perspective of a gorgeous teenager who is solely concerned with her boyfriend. When her mom goes missing, she assumes that her mom kept her promise to leave her dad. As she recaps the relationship between her parents, the viewer is compelled to feel sorry for the wimpy father and agree with the teen's apathy towards her aggressive mother. In utter dismissal of her mom's abandonment, the teenager tries to focus on her boyfriend's reduced sexual interest. However, her intuition about her mother's disappearance keeps alerting her through inexplicable dreams. Then, when the teenager becomes an adult, things get GOOD! At the end, I realized that I really underestimated this movie. I had no idea this movie was going to be this good. I am glad I watched it and I want to see it again in order to catch some clues that I may have missed. The plot twist at the end REALLY caught me off-guard and I am still wondering if there was some hint throughout the movie that I missed. If anyone catches the hints, be sure to post them as spoilers.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

White Bird in a Blizzard See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,302, 26 October 2014

Gross USA:

$33,821

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$469,701
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Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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