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      Still the Water

      2021 1h 40m Drama TRAILER for Still the Water: Trailer 1 List Still the Water: Trailer 1 Still the Water: Trailer 1 2:14 View more videos
      Reviews 88% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings The men in a broken family reunite many years after a domestic tragedy drives them apart. Read More Read Less

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      Lauren B Really sweet, compelling indie movie about family, sports, romance, regret, and reconnection. Good music and cinematography too. Well made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/26/23 Full Review john s POTATO PUCKS P.E.I. Family trauma. Adultery. Folk music. Hockey. Did I mention P.E.I.? Jordie is a hulking, awkward hockey player returning home as somewhat of a local legend with what appears to be a tail between his legs. There is a mysterious dark past, and plenty of tension, amplified by the crowded circumstance. Small town? Howsabout small island? There is no escaping the past. Many will require nothing more. This is your wheelhouse. Good for you. Sadly, for those willing to remove rose coloured islander glasses, this is not a great viewing experience. Stark realism is great if it ain't clunky, and damn, this is clunky. Unspoken secrets only work if some loose lips let slip, otherwise there is but conjecture and eventually, ambivalence. When sibling matters come to a lobster boil, the drama is pretty anti-climactic. A fishing boat scene, which should be life and death serious, plays embarrassingly tepid. The brothers do come to inevitable blows, and it is on the ice (get it: "Still the Water"), but they are on the same team. Yes the same team. Needless to say, any hockey aficionado will have a problem or twelve with the shinny sequences. The footage is akin to a beer league scenario, not from supposed Memorial Cup skaters. This is John Candy as Darryl Sittler silly, except it ain't played for laughs. Who throws down their stick (several times, this is Jordy's go to move) when mad? No one. No one does. The stilted and perplexing road hockey scenes on bumpy dirt roads are excruciatingly awful. Was there not a hockey player available as consultant? Maybe a seven year old with a rudimentary knowledge of the sport? C'mon! As a wrinkled cherry on a collapsing cake, the big finale happens at centre ice in a darkened, empty arena, because that is where everyone hangs out when they look for redemption. Sports cliches are back baby! Is the film this bad? Perhaps not. The music is fine. The scenery lovely. It does capture that odd islander vibe. Perhaps anyone not privy to the nuances of hockey will squeeze some sort of entertainment from this picture. Stranger things have happened. - hipCRANK Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Really solid flick about the East Coast with some strong performances from the leads. Worth a watch for sure! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member It was an amazing movie. Being an Islander I loved seeing PEI and all the familiar places and people in this movie . Very proud of the great job she and her team did. It's a must watch for any islanders or hockey fan or just all round local movie buff. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved it! Great story about the dynamics of a family and estranged brother who comes back to town. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The men in a broken family reunite many years after a domestic tragedy drives them apart.
      Director
      Susan Rodgers
      Producer
      Rick Gibbs, Nicolle Morrison, Susan Rodgers
      Screenwriter
      Susan Rodgers
      Production Co
      Indie Rights, Mighty Ocean Film
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 27, 2021
      Runtime
      1h 40m