Aurora Borealis Synopsis
An aimless young man (Joshua Jackson) takes a job as a handyman to be near his ailing grandfather.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The real surprise here is Lewis, who seems to have finally hit on a role that balances her usual flakiness with smarts and an offbeat...
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
Juliette Lewis makes Aurora Borealis into a funnier, richer, more powerful film than it has any reason to be.
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70

Variety

By Robert Koehler
Alternately breezy and profound, pic hits enough emotional chords to connect with audiences, which will be charmed by a newly mature Joshua...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

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Lewis, in particular, is a charmer; it's a loss that she never became an A-lister. And Jackson is, as always, earnestness itself. The movie...
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The latest "Dawson's Creek" alumnus to break out of his WB bonds, Joshua Jackson proves himself all grown up in this sweetly scrappy indie.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Although it is overloaded with backstory and often tries too hard, Aurora Borealis finds a reasonable balance between romance and family...
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Think you're depressed now? Wait till you see Aurora Borealis, which spends almost two hours watching Ronald Shorter, a suicidal old man,...
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50

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
The script offers neither character revelations nor plot twists. It unfolds by the numbers, like the product of an amateur screenwriter's...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Neva Chonin
True, the film doesn't need 110 minutes to tell a story this pat, but hey, in dark times, it takes longer to deliver a feel-good message.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
An unremarkable comedy-drama.
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