Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Blu-ray Disc - 2012
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A tight-knit spiritual community is thrown off-kilter when one of their own begins to question her faith.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Classics, [2012]
Branch Call Number: HIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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lettheheelingbegin
Oct 05, 2016

Good basic entertainment with interesting, though draggy, subject matter. Good acting, but more verve would have helped. May be worth a look. Famiga is very good.

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JuniperAvenue
Oct 12, 2013

A strong, nuanced film about how a woman's faith changes, from childhood to her mid-40s. Insightful and well-acted. If it leaves you squirming, it means the movie's meant for you.

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mistical
Jul 17, 2012

a very odd, creepy, caricatured feel to it. a few poignant moments. it gives the impression that the author (of the book this is based on) is sadly shallow, hardly understanding the spirituality she claims to be exploring, and ultimately giving in to self love.

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Adonis
Jun 29, 2012

This movie was very boring. I had to turn it off after 30 minutes.

voisjoe1 May 27, 2012

Vera Farmiga stars and directs (debut) this film about families devoted to Christian Fundamentalism. In their wanderings through their religion, Vera and her husband break up, although Vera continues to believe in the religion, just not in conjuction and not with the same intensity as with her husband. Seems like a portrait of different levels of belief as the characters struggle through life's blessings and struggles.

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