Treed Murray (2001)
Treed Murray (2001) Genre(s): Drama

Directed by: William Phillips

Starring: David Hewlett, Aaron Ashmore, Kevin Duhaney, Jessica Greco, Cle Bennett, Carter Hayden, Julian Richings

Synopsis: An advertising executive climbs a tree to escape a mugging and spends the night trying to talk his way out of the situation.

Genie nominee: Movie, Director.

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Ripley's movie review

When I saw the promos for this movie, I thought it was going to be a lame, silly comedy. It turned out to be a remarkable piece of Canadian filmmaking.

When the movie started, I was on Murray's side. After all, he was trapped in a tree by a gang of thugs. But as it went on, the good guys/bad guys line became blurred and it was hard not to feel sorry for the kids.

The acting was very good, the script was excellent, and I was impressed by how much depth was given to the characters. I was also impressed by the fact that, with the exception of a few scenes, the movie was filmed with Hewlett up in an actual tree. You gotta give the guy credit for turning in such a great performance from such an awkward position.

I highly recommend it.

Added 10 February 2003 at 1:54 AM

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