Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe, Mark Boone, Jr.
Though the film lacks the star power that many independent movies are garnering these days, Frozen River
is not to be outdone in the slightest. Showcasing a surprise performance by veteran actor Melissa Leo, director Courtney Hunt exerts her heart and soul into the film. As a result, she is able to create a story that successfully combines the forces of emotion, suspense and struggle, accumulating at just the right moment to form a stellar film that is not to be missed by anyone.