North Country

North Country

DVD - 2005
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Josey Aimes works in a Minnesota iron mine where she endures persistent sexual harassment, and then she starts a class action lawsuit.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2005
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / North 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 126 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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BridgettM
May 27, 2017

North Country is one of the better movies I've seen that was mostly filmed in Minnesota; it didn't make my Top 5 list of movies filmed in the state, but I would include it in a Top 10 list. The cast and their performances are excellent. Though you may have seen stories like this one before, I think it is important to revisit them so we don't forget what is possible, both the good and the bad, and how far we've come. North Country is rated R for sequences involving sexual harassment, including violence and dialogue, and for language.

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firefly5
Feb 28, 2017

Very emotional movie. I felt heartbreak for Josie and the other women, frustration, and lots of anger at the treatment of the women by their male co-workers. I found myself speaking out loud asking "what makes that funny"? and wondering how men could treat women the way that they did. Those men all had women in their lives, mothers, sisters, wives and yet they treated these women so badly. This movie is worth watching!

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 11, 2016

Incredibly moving, I found NORTH COUNTRY to be one of those films that ignites you. You'll be so furious at the indignity that Josey Aimes and her fellow miners endure that you'll cry. It is a travesty that the simple act of making a living can humiliate you and endanger your life and well-being. No one should be subjected to the harassment those women experienced on the daily. The story is a simple, true one: a single mother leaves her abusive husband to raise her two kids alone, and faced with dwindling employment options, she follows her childhood friend Glory to the Minnesota mines, where she and a handful of others are breaking the gender barrier in that industry. Unbelievably outnumbered, there is no sister solidarity here, and each faces the realization that the most hazardous part of their job is their coworkers. The cast is the kind that you dream about: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sean Bean, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Monaghan, Sissy Spacek, and Richard Jenkins. I don't know what else to say: this film has rendered me speechless. I highly recommend it.

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Old_Toto
Nov 22, 2014

In tones of Norma Rae and many others, this movie is predictable. A couple of major differences over other movies of this ilk is that this movie literally scrapes the restroom floor and walls for graphics, even not resisting overturning a PortaPotty for extreme emphasis along with other disturbing images and scenes. In fairness to young people over 12, it is instructive to see what uncivilized behaviors their mothers, aunts, sisters and female ancestors sustained from many male ancestors, fathers, husbands, boyfriends and even children since the beginning of organized labor.

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re_discover
Mar 18, 2014

One of Charlize Theron's best performances.

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Celin
Mar 22, 2013

This is a very touching movie, and I think jeremy renner was amazing in this movie.

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Ellington4
Dec 10, 2012

A powerful, tough and moving film about the first class action sexual harrassment case against an employer, brought by women workers at an iron ore mill in northern Minnesota. Excellent performances by Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand and woody Harrelson.

voisjoe1 Nov 19, 2012

Excellent movie, based upon real events that led to rules against harassment on the job. In just three years, Jeremy Renner would soon get an Oscar nom for his riveting portray of an Iraq war obsessive bomb defuser in “The Hurt Locker.” Troglodytes like Joe Walsh, Richard Mourdock, and Todd Akin should be forced to watch this movie before they are allowed to return to civilized society.

voisjoe1 Nov 19, 2012

Excellent movie, based upon real events that led to rules against harassment on the job. Just three years after this movie, Jeremy Renner would get an Oscar nom for his riveting portrayal of an Iraqi war obsessive bomb defuser in “The Hurt Locker.” Troglodytes like Joe Walsh, Richard Mourdock, and Todd Akin should be forced to watch this movie before they are allowed to return to civilized society.

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lebaudroy
Mar 18, 2012

Low key yet gripping, and very rich story telling. It has a lot to say about many areas (self-worth, abuse, social consciousness, family, passivity, and so much more) without ever beating you over the head with these messages. Great ensemble cast as well, with Richard Jenkins walking away with an outstanding performance. Very well worth the time.

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