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About the Movie
In the northern reaches of Maine, a local school bus driver becomes distracted during her end-of-day inspection, and fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of her small logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 29
- Fresh: 23
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: On one level, "Bluebird" is a bitter slice of life about hardy, stoic New Englanders battling the elements and a crumbling regional economy. On another, it's a poetic meditation on the human struggle to make sense of a cruel and indifferent universe.
Fresh: Lance Edmands' fragile, arthouse-bound debut stands in direct contrast with its weary, working-class characters and the subzero Maine winter against which their story unfolds -- a mournful throwback to more poetically inclined times.
Fresh: Despite threatening to overload on melancholia, the modest film maintains emotional integrity through to its final note of hope.
Rotten: What a shame that the first film to star venerable stage actress Amy Morton is this terminally arty drama.
Beautiful and moving
Watched this the other night and was completely blown away. The drama feels so authentic and never pushed, which I find is often not the case with many independent films. It's also shot so beautifully, thats it difficult to ever take your eyes away from the screen. I highly recommend Bluebird.
Unbelievably painful to watch, impossible to trun away. Nobody's acting, they just "are." Wow!
Overall, this was trash. Acting was okay but it gets too hard to ignore this is a mere carbon copy of the brilliant film The Sweet Hereafter.