The Ice Storm
Release Date: September 27, 1997
Running Time: 112 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Box Office: $7,880,047.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Period
Its 1973 in New Canaan, Connecticut, and Ben and Elena Hood are feeling the destabilizing winds of change and moral quandary blow through their wealthy suburb. As Ben carries on a discreet affair with neighbor Janey Carver, his teenage kids explore their own sexual boundaries--all against the cultural backdrop of Watergate, mind-altering drugs, and the fashion excess of the seventies. The night an ice storm sweeps into town, the delicate web of emotions and honor which binds these people is tested to its breaking point.