5 Best Sarah Polley Movies
Are you curious about the 5 best Sarah Polley movies? Sarah Polley has been in show business since she was a very small child. She is one of the few child stars who managed to transition gracefully into adulthood. She's also one of the few actresses who has had enormous success yet manages to stay under the radar of being a full-blown celebrity. As she observed as a young girl, she knew fame as a child, and she didn't comprehend why people would want it, from the position of having had it for most of her life. As an adult, she has made intelligent choices and made great quality films for the right reason. Although she made her directing debut with "Away from Her," she continues to share her acting talents with the world as well. Here are the 5 best Sarah Polley movies.
- "Don't Come Knocking" "Don't Come Knocking" allowed Sarah Polley the chance to portray an intricate role brilliantly. Sarah plays Sky, a woman in search of something important. Directed by the legendary Wim Wenders and written by Sam Shepard, this movie is undeniable. It's eccentric, yet captivating. "Don't Come Knocking" also gave Sarah Polley the chance to act with another acting great of her generation, Fairuza Balk.
- "My Life Without Me" "My Life Without Me" is a tearjerker and inspirational movie at once. It's an incredible portrait of a woman's decisions when she discovers that she is dying. Sarah Polley plays Ann, an otherwise normal woman working a dead-end job and living in a trailer in her mom's backyard with her husband and two kids. Sarah's sensitive portrayal carries the movie, and it brings up a lot of questions for you to consider in your own life. It's a breathtakingly beautiful, artistic film. It's a credit to Sarah that she gave up the temptation to do more lucrative Hollywood fare to take on movies like this that have such heart.
- "Go" "Go" is a departure from Sarah Polley's usual choices. Then again, every film of her career is unique and unlike the others. This movie, however, is one of the most publicized of her career. Her co-stars include Katie Holmes, Scott Wolf and Jay Mohr. It's a stylistic film by Doug Liman. It's tag line was, "Life begins at 3 a.m." Sarah Polley plays Ronna Martin, a good woman who gets herself in a bad situation and is willing to do desperate things as a result.
- "The Sweet Hereafter" "The Sweet Hereafter" features powerful acting and singing from Sarah Polley. Made when Sarah was just in her teens, it shows the raw talent that she possesses. Atom Egoyan directed this picture; he remains one of Canada's most iconic and distinguished filmmakers. He had directed Sarah earlier in her career in the also wonderful "Exotica." "The Sweet Hereafter" has an added treat of also having Sarah sing in the film and on the movie's soundtrack. Her voice is gorgeous, and you'll find yourself trying to get a copy of the tracks once you hear it.
- "Lantern Hill" "Lantern Hill" is a movie that every Sarah Polley fan should see. Although she is only a small child in the film, Sarah Polley plays a tough orphan brilliantly. Kevin Sullivan, who would go on to direct Sarah in the hit series "Avonlea" that would truly make her a child star, directed this film. It's the story of the impact of divorce on a young girl, and it's also a coming of age story. Although Sarah's character Jody isn't the lead, she steals every scene that she is in. It features a great ensemble cast as well, including Sam Waterston (of "Law and Order" fame).