The Ice Storm (Widescreen)
is representative of those iconic days when the "me" generation explored all things daring, and it also depicts chillingly that the selfish behavior of the adults can have dire consequences.
Kevin Kline, Joan Allen and Sigourney Weaver are the key adults in this film, which highlights one holiday season in a Connecticut community -- with the festive dinners and holiday parties -- and reveals the superficial lifestyle of those who are bored by the surfeit of material possessions and the absence of meaning in their lives.
Even though the film was made in the late nineties, the production seemingly transplanted the viewer completely into that time. Like a flashback -- or time warp -- we can glimpse the lives of those disenchanted characters and really feel their malaise.
The youngsters are portrayed by Tobey Maguire and Christina Ricci, among others, and while they, too, are delving into sexual pursuits, they also seem to be going through the motions.
In the story, we see how a dangerous ice storm, which happens on the same night as an adult key party and while the young folks are left to their own devices, renders havoc for everyone concerned.
I had seen this movie a few times when it first came out, but when I watched it again this week, I felt "chilled" to the bone.
Author of:Miles to Go