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      Aurora Borealis

      R Released Apr 22, 2005 1 hr. 50 min. Drama List
      69% 39 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score IN his mid-20s, Minneapolis native Duncan Shorter (Joshua Jackson) still lacks direction in life, so when his grandfather (Donald Sutherland) falls ill, he takes a job as a handyman in his grandparents' residence so he can be near them. While there, he falls into a relationship with a free-spirited home-health nurse (Juliette Lewis) who can help him move toward self-realization. Read More Read Less
      Aurora Borealis

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      Critics Consensus

      Deeply reminiscent of other, better films, Aurora Borealis nonetheless succeeds on the strength of winning performances from Sutherland and Jackson.

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      Audience Member cursed again; jackson couldn't emote his way out of a wet paper bag. did not could not support this film. lewis and sutherland did admirably well in picking up the slack. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Frances H Aurora Borealis is a film that I didn't really like because it hits too close to home, to close to reality to the point that although it is well acted, I didn't find it really entertaining. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/01/13 Full Review Audience Member they use the song "everything is broken" as the theme and that sums it up Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member all star cast is the fuel that propels this family drama Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I really liked this movie, the cast was good, it was a funny and good story told well. very enjoyable Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Nothing much happens here, but it's rather endearing nonetheless. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      John Hartl Seattle Times Seems designed to reward Jackson with his biggest adult part to date, though it doesn't give the Vancouver, B.C., native a lot to work with. Rated: 2/4 Oct 6, 2006 Full Review Wesley Morris Boston Globe Good Will Hunting but in the Midwest and minus the tortured math genius, psychological breakthroughs, and convincing local color. Rated: 2/4 Oct 6, 2006 Full Review Neva Chonin San Francisco Chronicle Every bromide, plot twist and stock character arrives right on time and, to give director James Burke his due, function as well as they ever have. Rated: 2/4 Sep 29, 2006 Full Review Michael Szymanski Hollywood.com Rated: 4/5 Nov 20, 2008 Full Review Peter Calder New Zealand Herald It's predictable and ultimately quite trivial, but Sutherland alone is almost worth the ticket price. Sep 1, 2007 Full Review Felix Gonzalez Jr. DVD Review What holds Aurora Borealis together is the complex and very realistic relationships between the characters. Jul 10, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis IN his mid-20s, Minneapolis native Duncan Shorter (Joshua Jackson) still lacks direction in life, so when his grandfather (Donald Sutherland) falls ill, he takes a job as a handyman in his grandparents' residence so he can be near them. While there, he falls into a relationship with a free-spirited home-health nurse (Juliette Lewis) who can help him move toward self-realization.
      Director
      James C.E. Burke
      Screenwriter
      Brent Boyd
      Distributor
      Entitled Entertainment
      Production Co
      Entitled Entrtainment
      Rating
      R (Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 22, 2005, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Sep 15, 2006
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 3, 2007
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $60.6K