First Snow

First Snow

DVD - 2007
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After his car breaks down in a desolate town, a slick salesman, Jimmy Starks visits a fortune teller to kill some time. But the psychic's ominous reading sends Jimmy's life into a tailspin when he learns that his life will soon end, but he is safe at least, until the coming winter's first snow. Now, with his ultimate fate looming nearer, Jimmy becomes obsessed with revisiting his past in hopes of changing his destiny before it's too late.

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roystreet
Oct 04, 2015

Released around the same time as "Brokeback Mountain," "First Snow" suffers by comparison. Still, there are some interesting things here. Pearce and the rest of the cast are good. "Vincent" (Shea Whigham)'s attempts to reconnect by phone are extraordinary, veering from macho bravado to little-boy longing in a single sentence. Something is lost, though, when he appears in person (I could see Garrett Hedlund in the role), and the final scene comes as something of a cop-out.

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hammer59
Dec 08, 2014

Original and very interesting.

harrybrowne Apr 15, 2014

Excellent, suspenseful film. Guy Pearce is outstanding as the protagonist and his descent into madness is gripping. Well written and directed.

voisjoe1 Jan 04, 2013

“First Snow,” starring the Australian actor, Guy Pearce, is one of those nifty psychological, perhaps criminal, mysteries that is best seen without seeing the trailer. Half the fun is seeing how the director puts the pieces on the puzzle, collaborating with the audience. This is the same Guy Pearce, who played in another excellent mind-game movie, the highly acclaimed “Memento.” So take my advice and try not to learn too much about this film before you see it.

aaa5756 Jun 25, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

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bdls206
Apr 20, 2011

This is one of those stories that keeps you guessing until the very end. I just checked this out thinking I hadn't already seen, and watched it for the second time. I recommend this movie to Hitchcock fans, and the like.

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bdls206
Apr 20, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Apr 20, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 20, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Apr 20, 2011

Jimmy: Do you want to like get some ice cream or something?
Deirdre: How old are you, 13?

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bdls206
Apr 20, 2011

Ed: [getting out car] Remember the redhead, the one who was at the end of the bar?
Jimmy: She's in the trunk?

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Apr 20, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Apr 20, 2011

Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks is a smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the verge of a big break. Even when his car stalls in the middle of nowhere, a roadside soothsayer assures him a windfall is on its way. But although Jimmy should be happy when his boss suddenly agrees to financially back his business venture, he starts to become paranoid instead. As his girlfriend Deirdre and his best friend/ business partner Ed watch him slowly come unwound, Jimmy wonders if a past betrayal of his friend, newly paroled Vince, could be catching up to him. And, as the weather turns cold, Jimmy can't help but fear the mysterious seer's other prediction... that they'll be no tomorrow after the first snow.

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