The Ice Storm
Dir. Ang Lee. 1997, 113 mins. 35mm. With Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tobey Maguire. The kids are not all right, but neither are the parents, in this drama of domestic undoing in suburban Connecticut in the early seventies. Following the sexual confusions and exploits of the various members of two families over the course of one Thanksgiving weekend, The Ice Storm is a singular mood piece, elegant, chilling, and occasionally very funny as it leads to a piercing conclusion.