|North Country 2005 R, 126 min.|
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Charlize Theron, Elle Peterson, Thomas Curtis, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Renner, Richard Jenkins, Sissy Spacek, James Cada, Rusty Schwimmer, Linda Emond
Very loosely based on a 1980s' legal case, this is the story of Josey Ames (Charlize Theron) who had left her husband, moved in with her parents (Richard Jenkins and Sissy Spacek), and found work in the Minnesota Iron Range. But hazing, pornographic violence, and sexual threats appear to be the order of the day for the women who are outnumbered by the men in the mines. Josie endures abuse until she hires a lawyer (Sean Bean) to sue for sexual harassment, which marked the first successful case of its kind in the United States. Charlize Theron received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, and Frances McDormand was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|Sweet Home Alabama 2002 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Andy Tennant
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place, Jean Smart, Candice Bergen, Ethan Embry, Melanie Lynskey, Dakota Fanning, Courtney Gains, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Rhona Mitra, Nathan Lee Graham, Thomas Curtis
Melanie Carmichael (Reese Witherspoon) appears to have it made; she has obtained the status of a top fashion designer and has been proposed to by one of NYC's most eligible bachelors (Patrick Dempsey). But, there is one little problem: she must first return to Alabama and obtain a divorce from the husband (Josh Lucas) she left seven years ago.
|1. North Country (2005)|
2. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
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