Melissa Leo's incredible performance in this makes Frozen River one of the best films of 2008. It's an independent thriller set in upstate New York and follows a struggling, newly-single mom as she tries to make ends meet for her and her two sons. Upon trying she runs across a Mohawk Indian who sets her up into becoming a cross-border smuggler. As things start looking up, real tragedy sets in as she becomes a fugitive on the run. At one minute tragic and heartbreaking, the next minute edge-of-your-seat thrilling, Frozen River is an outstanding film and a definite must-see.
Nominated for Best Leading Actress and Best Original Screenplay at next week's Oscars, you've got to check this movie out.