Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)

Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)

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Sterlin Harjo's gentle coming-of-age drama Four Sheets to the Wind opens in the hamlet of Holdenville, Oklahoma, where a young Native American man, Cufe Smallhill (Cody Lightning of Smoke Signals), discovers his father's dead body. His dad's last wish, it seems, was to be buried in the local pond. Cufe fulfills this request, packs his bags, and heads off to the metropolis of Tulsa, where he sets about building a new life for himself. Above and beyond its dramatic, narrative and aesthetic strengths, Harjo's film retains enormous sociocultural interest as one of the few films by, about, and starring American Indians - a rare feature to concern itself with contemporary Indian lifestyles in lieu of dramatizing Native American histories. Tamara Podemski co-stars as Cufe's sister Miri. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Rating:
R (for language and some sexuality)
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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First Look Home Entertainment

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Cast

Cody Lightning
as Cufe Smallhill
Jeri Arredondo
as Cora Smallhill
Tamara Podemski
as Miri Smallhill
Laura Bailey
as Francie
Richard Ray Whitman
as Frankie Smallhill
Darryl Cox
as Psychiatrist
Mark Loftis
as Darryl
Jim Kirkland
as Manager
Mary Neff
as Darla
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Critic Reviews for Four Sheets to the Wind

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Like its shy hero, Four Sheets to the Wind is so low-key it risks making little impression -- until you realize it (and he) has stealthily won viewer sympathy and affection.

Full Review… | January 30, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

An uplifting yarn as a young American Indian ventures from the reservation.

January 24, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

this is what DVD players are for

Full Review… | January 13, 2008
Filmcritic.com

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
Film Threat

A lovely tale about communication, family, forgiveness, and 'something resembling love,' told through the story of a Native American family in small-town Oklahoma.

Full Review… | January 31, 2007
Cinematical

Harjo's likable Native American fable is very much in the tradition of Smoke Signals, except that the equally sentimental narrative centers on a siblings relationsip rather than father-son medlodrama.

Full Review… | January 27, 2007
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Four Sheets to the Wind

It was an okay movie that shows a native american family that deals with the lose of a fimily meber.

amanda hounshell
amanda hounshell

anghsty native americans dealing with death. I only give it the extra star for the independant movie feel.

Super Kawaii
Super Kawaii
½

Like its shy hero, "Four Sheets to the Wind" is so low-key it risks making little impression -- until you realize it (and he) has stealthily won viewer sympathy and affection.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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