On a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, reservation, nothing ever changes -- until the estranged father of Victor Joseph (Adam Beach) bites the dust in Arizona, and Victor must go collect the cremated remains. The problem is, Victor can't afford the fare. But annoying nerd Thomas Builds-the-Fire (Evan Adams) will float Victor a loan ... if Thomas can tag along. This tender tale of self-discovery is based on acclaimed author Sherman Alexie's short stories.
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- Chris Eyre
- 1998 Sundance Film Festival®
- Audience Award: Drama
- Grand Jury Prize: Drama nominee
- 1999 Independent Spirit Awards®
- Best Supporting Male nominee: Gary Farmer
- Top 100 Laughs nominee
PG-13Some intense images
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Another low-end Miramax DVD -- the presentation isn't so much meat and potatoes as it is just potatoes. The film is in widescreen, and there are English subtitles, Dolby 5.1 sound and the trailer.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it