Directed by: Paul Gross
Starring: Paul Gross, Brandon Foley, Leslie Nielson, Kari Matchett, Molly Parker, Michelle Nolden, Peter Outerbridge, Jed Rees, James Allodi, Polly Shannon, Bob Bainborough, Greg Bryk, The Tragically Hip
Synopsis: A dead man's last wish is for his curling team to reunite and win the Golden Broom.
Genie nominee: Actress (Molly Parker).
Within the first five minutes, every Canadian stereotype was visited (including a Hinterland moment!) except Mounties and maple syrup. I can understand why Gross left out the Mounties, but I'm wondering what he has against maple syrup.
The writing was brilliant and the delivery of subtle, straight-faced, Canadians poking fun at Canadians humour was perfect. I was surprised by the depth of the plot (there really is one) and overall I was impressed. Check it out, even if it's only to see The Hip curl.Added 09 March 2003 at 4:52 PM
It wasn't a great movie but it was kinda fun. There were certainly lots of Canadian in-jokes.
Gross did a good job and he looked great (he looks just as great in person, BTW). I've always considered Molly Parker to be an outstanding actress and her appearance in this movie did not change my mind. Bainborough as the commentator cracked me up more than anyone else. The Hip... well, they had a very brief cameo and all they did was wave.
If you're Canadian, it's a must-see. If you're a fan of curling, it's a must-see (I mean, c'mon... how many movies are there about curling?). If you're neither of those things, you're on your own.Added 11 May 2003 at 2:36 PM