October 22nd, 2005

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Mixed Themes Mar Theron’s Worker Drama

Sean Bean as Kyle in North CountryNORTH COUNTRY
U.S. Release Date: October 21, 2005
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Cast: Charlize Theron, Sissy Spacek
Running Time: 2 hours and 6 minutes
MPAA Rating: R (sequences involving sexual harassment including violence and dialogue, and for language)

Mixed Themes Mar Theron’s Worker Drama
by Scott Holleran

Vanity vehicle North Country gives Charlize Theron a chance to huff and puff as a working stiff­unglamorous, again­and she's fine. This tiring showcase is not without value, notably performances by Sean Bean, Linda Emond and Sissy Spacek, and its scattered thoughts on sexual harassment, child psychology and human resources are interesting as disjointed pieces. Collapse )
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MOVIE REVIEW: Theron raises female role dormant since the '80s

Sean Bean at the premiere
October 21, 2005
By CARLA MEYER, Sacramento Bee

Mixed Media

(SH) - In the 1970s and 1980s, Hollywood regularly released female-forward, issue-oriented pictures, often set in America's heartland and starring Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, Meryl Streep or Sally Field. Over time, these films, no longer considered marketable, became the purview of cable television and the independent film world. Collapse )
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"Flightplan"

Sean Bean BTSSaturday October 22, 2005

"Flightplan"

By Derrick Bang/Enterprise entertainment editor

Published Sep 23, 2005 - 14:35:26 CDT.

Three-and-a-half stars. Passenger aircraft thriller starts well, then becomes too contrived.

About midway through "Flightplan," after she has seriously disrupted the 400-plus passengers on her Berlin-to-New York flight during a frenzied search for her missing 6-year-old daughter, Jodie Foster's Kyle Pratt is led back to her seat in handcuffs, the captain having ordered her secured.Collapse )
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Just a little scan of The Bean

I was sorting things for packing to move, and found the program for Macbeth that someone had sent me -- alas that I wasn't able to see the play myself! Inside is a lovely picture of Sean from the cover of a theater magazine. It just so happened I had my scanner set up, so here you are...

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Bluntly speaking? North Country is an insta-classic

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Sean on the Red Carpet for North Country at TIFFNorth Country

starring: Charize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Jeremy Renner, Richard Jenkins, Sean Bean and Michelle Monaghan
Directed by: Niki Caro
Music by: Gustavo Santaolalla

Bluntly speaking? North Country is an insta-classic in the vein of a Norma Rae expo-drama. It's a heavy tearjerker that'll have you cheering its predictable but none-the-less triumphant end. Star Charlize Theron sneaks into your heart and demands you listen to the story, while her co-star Frances McDormand has you awe struck, as usual, at her abilities - this aint your mom's chick flick. And, North Country is more than an award trolling piece - it's a gem steered by Theron and McDormand that takes several true-life tales, molded into one chick, and creates a helluva film.Collapse )
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NORTH COUNTRY - "things to do before I die" lists

Sean on the Red Carpet of North Country at TIFFNORTH COUNTRY
by Pete Vonder Haar
(2005-10-22)

2005, Rated R, 123 Minutes, Warner Bros.

Based on the landmark case that forced American companies to implement sexual harassment policy, "North Country" examines the tribulations and often horrendous obstacles faced by one of the few women attempting to make a living by working in a Northern Minnesota iron mine. Charlize Theron plays Josey Aimes, mother of two, who finds herself in need of a job after leaving her abusive spouse. She ends up, at the behest of her friend Glory (Frances McDormand), taking a job at the local mine. She's warned beforehand that the male miners are a little…less than receptive to the idea of working with females, but that if she just grins and bears it, they'll eventually accept her.Collapse )