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Down River (2013)



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This film captures the emotionally stirring story of three young women teetering on the edge between creative breakthroughs and personal breakdowns, and their connection with the older woman they rely on for guidance, support and inspiration.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Benjamin Ratner
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Down River is an intelligent work with moments of poignancy and emotional resonance by a talented filmmaker.

Full Review… | March 20, 2014
Toronto Star
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Ratner's script depicts each woman in distinct strokes, creating individual characters whose unique problems dovetail into one life lesson.

Full Review… | August 22, 2014

Four stories are woven seamlessly together, and the script finds its teeth in scenes between Markinson and Spence.

Full Review… | July 28, 2014
Vancouver Province

Ratner, making inspired use of the Vancouver cityscape, has crafted a film of considerable beauty with great dialogue that underscores the wisdom of giving your head a shake and making the most of your life while you can.

Full Review… | July 28, 2014
Victoria Times Colonist (B.C., Canada)

The actors are terrific, especially Spence and relative newcomer Rennison.

Full Review… | July 28, 2014
NOW Toronto

The script teeters on the edge of sentimentality, and the ending is a little pat, but for the most part Down River wears its emotions honestly on its sleeve.

Full Review… | March 21, 2014
National Post

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