CINEMA: LEFT OUT IN THE COLD

THE ICE STORM MAKES EXQUISITE ART OF '70S ANGST

Forget the dictates of retrochic: the typical '70s family was not the Brady Bunch. It might have been closer to the Hoods and the Carvers, neighboring clans in New Canaan, Conn., who make up one big unhappy family in The Ice Storm. Ben Hood (Kevin Kline) is having a fruitless tryst with Janey Carver (Sigourney Weaver), while Ben's wife Elena (Joan Allen) screams silently, so as not to wake the kids, and Janey's husband Jim (Jamey Sheridan) has so little impact on his brood that when he calls out a cheery, "I'm back," his son Mikey (Elijah Wood) replies, "You were...

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