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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Allan Mindel - Milwaukee, Minnesota (3)

This was supposed to be the heartwarming, quirky and funny, yet profound story of a mentally handicapped prodigy icefisher, who has the fish themselves tell him from under the ice how to catch them, but somehow it didn't come together. Neither the characters nor the acting can convince, and the plot is so thoroughly overconstructed it doesn't interest me for one second. While the final scene of Albert walking off into the white, trailed by his disciple icefishermen, who rather than laugh about him - as his overbearing mother would have him believe - submit to his superior authority, is very poetic, the rest of what this movie wanted to be stays under the ice. Someone should have listened more closely to capture it.


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