Still Mine

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Still Mine
Directed byMichael McGowan
Produced by
  • Jody Colero
  • Avi Federgreen
  • Tamara Deverell
  • Michael McGowan
Written byMichael McGowan
Music by
CinematographyBrendan Steacy
Edited byRoderick Deogrades
Distributed byMongrel Media
Cinema Management Group (International Sales Agent)
Release date
  • September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10) (TIFF)
  • May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)
Running time
102 minutes
Box office$1,159,336[1]

Still Mine is a 2012 Canadian romantic drama film. The film had a limited release under its original title Still at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival;[2] it had a general release on May 3, 2013.[3] Written and directed by Michael McGowan and based on a true story,[4] the film stars James Cromwell as Craig Morrison, a farmer in rural St. Martins, New Brunswick who battles a government bureaucrat (Jonathan Potts) for the right to build a new house for his ailing wife Irene (Geneviève Bujold) when their existing home no longer suits her health needs.[3]

The international distribution rights were licensed by Cinema Management Group.[5]



Still Mine received mostly positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 94% score rating, sampled from 62 critics' reviews. Its consensus reads: "James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold are outstanding in this tender, affecting, insightful drama about the bonds and sacrifices of marriage."[6] It holds a rating of 72 out of 100 at Metacritic, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7]

The New York Times reviewer Stephen Holden wrote that the film has a "spiky integrity. Dry-eyed and observant, it refuses to pity Craig and Irene Morrison...Mr. Cromwell, who is more than a decade younger than his character, lends Craig a compelling depth, intelligence and resoluteness. He stands about 6-foot-7, and with a Roman nose on a head that seems chiseled out of rock, radiates an imperial authority. Ms. Bujold, alert and birdlike, imbues Irene with a starchy tenacity and a sharp sense of humor."[8]

The Washington Post reviewer Michael O'Sullivan wrote "Interwoven with McGowan’s plot about the little guy vs. big government is an even more engaging and nuanced tale of romance. It contributes to an unflashy, quietly stirring dramatic experience. As Craig and Irene, Cromwell and Bujold deliver a pair of superb performances."[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film garnered seven nominations at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Cromwell), Best Actress (Bujold), Best Original Screenplay (McGowan), Best Cinematography (Brendan Steacy), Best Editing (Roderick Deogrades) and Best Original Score (Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke and Michelle Willis).[10] Cromwell won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.


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  2. ^ Still at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  3. ^ a b Still Mine. Tribute.
  4. ^ Neil Reynolds, 'All I wanted to do is build a house', The Globe and Mail, November 15, 2010.
  5. ^ "CMG swoops on international sales rights to Still". Screen Daily. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Still Mine (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "Still Mine". Metacritic. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  8. ^ Holden, Stephen. "In 'Still Mine,' a Couple in Their 80s Resist Aging" The New York Times, July 18, 2013
  9. ^ O'Sullivan, Michael. " 'Still Mine' movie review" Washington Post, July 18, 2013
  10. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards nominees: From Kim Nguyen’s Rebelle to Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways". The Gazette, January 15, 2013.

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