A fictionalized account of one of America's most groundbreaking sexual harassment lawsuits comes to the screen in this hard-hitting drama. In the late '80s, Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) fled her abusive husband, and needed to find a way to support her two children. Aimes returned to her hometown in Minnesota and followed the lead of her old friend Glory (Frances McDormand), who had bucked tradition and found a job in the iron mines that had long provided employment for much of the community. Aimes found honest labor and a living wage working the mines, but she also discovered she was working with men who were uncomfortable working with women (whose right to work in the mines had been mandated by law almost 15 years prior), and didn't care to show them much respect. However, as Aimes found herself the growing target of sexist jokes and abhorrent behavior, she found that many of her female co-workers were reluctant to stand beside her, afraid of losing a good-paying job at a time when they were increasingly hard to find. But as a personal crisis became a public war of words, Aimes became the center of a nationwide controversy when she attempted to file a class action sexual harassment suit against the mine owners, which put her and her family in a position of scrutiny beyond her worst expectations. North Country also stars Sean Bean, Sissy Spacek, and Woody Harrelson.~Mark Deming
stories from the North Country
Languages: English & Français (Dubbed in Quebec)
Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)
The movie was intact and I love it! The product came in a box well protected.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Good movie with great ensemble
North Country could have easily been a righteous and preachy movie or a corny feel good movie about women's victory over the Man. But, thankfully, its more sober than these approaches and instead gives us a heroine who is unsure of herself, flawed and even unwilling to defend herself at times. The cast is great, giving great roles to actors normally trapped by typecasting: especially Woody Harrelson and Sean Bean. But at times the movie is too gloomy and too dark to the point of being somewhat emotionally dead. On the other hand I loved how the movie also worked as look into an American town.
The included documentary is fairly boring.