“The Ice Storm” quotes(1997)
Plot – November, 1973. In New Canaan, Connecticut, while the Watergate scandal is involving President Nixon, the Hood family is going through a difficult moment. Ben has an affair with his neighbor Jane Carver. His wife Elena has cultural ambitions and she's losing her patience facing her husband's lies. Their daughter Wendy, a teenager, tries unusual games with Mikey and Sandy, Jane's sons. During Thanksgiving Day, the family spends together the festivity until the eldest son Paul leaves them to reach a girl he has met at school in New York. Meanwhile Ben and Elena go to a 'key party' with swapping couples. Elena and her son Paul both fail to succeed in their game, while outside a storm hits the area. In that situation, everyone sees the precariousness of the others and the next morning no one is no longer the same.
All actors – Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Adam Hann-Byrd, David Krumholtz, Jamey Sheridan, Kate Burton, William Cainshow all
“The Ice Storm” Quotes 12 quotes
“The only big fight we've had in years is about whether to go back into couples therapy.”
“A person's body is his temple.”
“- Philip Edwards: Perhaps you find in books what I try to find in people.
- Elena Hood: That sounds vaguely like an insult.”
“- Ben Hood: What the hell happened?
- Janey Carver: A prior engagement overcame me.”
“It seems to me that everyone exists partially on a negative zone level, some people more than others. In your life, it's kind of like you dip in and out of it, a place where things don't quite work out the way they should. But for some people, the negative zone tempts them. And they end up going in, going in all the way.”
“- Philip Edwards: Sometimes the shepherd needs the comfort of the sheep.
- Elena Hood: I'm going to try hard not to understand the implications of that.”
“Your family is the void you emerge from, and the place you return to when you die. And that's the paradox: the closer you're drawn back in, the deeper into the void you go.”