Source: Catholic News Service
Meaty morality play, based on a Raymond Carver short story, reset in the visually stunning Australian Snowy Mountains about a weekend fisherman (Gabriel Byrne) and his three buddies who find the body of a murdered young women but fail to report the discovery immediately, leading to ostracism by his wife (Laura Linney) and community, forcing him to re-evaluate his good Samaritan duties. Beautifully realistic performances allow director Ray Lawrence to grittily explore the divide between the sexes, and unflinchingly examine the responsibility owed those outside one's own nuclear, religious and ethnic families. Murder (not shown), several disturbing images of a female cadaver with upper nudity, realistic fistfight with blood, a dead pet, rough and crude language and profanity, sexual language and groping, breast-feeding, discussion of abortion, discreetly depicted urination, alcohol use and domestic discord. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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