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The Ice Storm

Ang Lee USA, 1997

Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Der Eissturm

The film kept telling me how great the book must be, and how Lee's adaptation fails to capture it. There's a sense of constant incompleteness, that either the scenes run too short or too long, that characters say too little or too much. Worse, most of the interactions are awkward, and not in a "Lanthimos-good-awkward" way. The viewing was still enjoyable, but never emotionally involving.