Movie Review: Cloudburst

Movie review: Cloudburst

Cloudburst is a wonderful movie, starring Academy award winners Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker and directed by Thom Fitzgerald.

The movie is a touching romantic comedy that deals with some of life's biggest issues.

Stella and Dot are lovers who have been together for 31 years and looked after each other through life's ups and downs.

Now in their seventies and forced to make a brave decision when Dot's granddaughter Molly intervenes in their lives, the pair hit the road and become outlaws on the run.

They head to Nova Scotia, Canada, to get legally married, and have a few adventures and misadventures on the way.

They pick up a young hitchhiker Prentice, who is on his way to see his dying mother and he finds he has a lot to learn from Dot and Stella.

The trio learn to get along with each other, with a lot of humour, grace and love.

Cloudburst explores life, love, friendship and death, with humour and a touch of pathos.


Now screening at Cinema Nova in Melbourne, Mercury Cinema in Adelaide and Luna Paradiso in Perth.


Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker in Cloudburst.