Cloudburst (2012)


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This hilarious foul-mouthed, lesbian road movie co-stars Oscar (R)-winning actresses Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis as Dot and Stella, a crackerjack lesbian couple on the run from a nursing home. You'll laugh so hard you'll cry. Stella and Dot have been together for 31 years and have faithfully accompanied one another through life's ups and downs. Now in their seventies, Stella is hard of hearing and Dot is legally blind. Dotty's prudish granddaughter, Molly (played by Genie Award-winner … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Thom Fitzgerald
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On DVD: Jul 30, 2013
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Critic Reviews for Cloudburst

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

It's a delight to see Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, superb talents and Oscar winners both, share almost every frame of Cloudburst.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
Globe and Mail
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An affectionate twist on a classic tale of lovers on the lam, sprinkled with renegade hints of Thelma & Louise, Cloudburst is a life- and heart-affirming journey.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The two actors...bring out the best in these two women in spite of the plot lapses and odd tonal believe wholeheartedly that these two are deeply in love, and Dukakis and Fricker gift their characters with a real bond of intimacy.

Full Review… | June 27, 2014
Windy City Times

A rough-edged Olympia Dukakis steals much of this comedy road movie about two ageing lesbians who go to Canada to get married. Enjoyable, but unremarkable.

Full Review… | August 20, 2013

In its peaceful moments, it's a gem, but the wild stabs at wacky comedy are usually groaners, a shame in a story that's so smart and savvy when it isn't showing off, being dense, or winding down to a painfully pat ending.

Full Review… | July 26, 2013
The Dissolve

Features one of the funniest, bawdiest, most memorable scenes I've ever witnessed in a film. Despite the formulaic elements, it still feels like an original.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Cloudburst

The film was not as emotionally captivating as the trailers suggested it might be. Still, it was competently filmed and acted with a nice story. It's also a positive sign of the times that the film was already outdated by the time of its release, with Maine (and all of New England) having already embraced marriage equality in 2012 -- making the illicit marriage run to Canada (the premise of the film) unnecessary. I suppose that should be celebrated rather than a point of criticism for the film. Try to imagine the film set in Montana, perhaps?

Christian C

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