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Perfectly Normal (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  April 1991 (USA)
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A shy young man with a passion for opera has his world turned upside down by a con artist who really does have a heart of gold.

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Alonzo Turner
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Renzo Parachi
Deborah Duchene ...
Denise
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Hopeless
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Charlie Glesby
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Mrs. Hathaway
J.D. Nicholsen ...
Duane Bickle (as Jack Nichols)
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Tiffany
Peter Millard ...
Bunden
Bryan Foster ...
Gig Manyon
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Pizza Guy
Warren Van Evera ...
Old Man
Douglas C. Frye ...
Boy in Cab
Graham Harley ...
Middle-aged Man
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A shy young man with a passion for opera has his world turned upside down by a con artist who really does have a heart of gold.

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Alonzo Turner: Morning is a state of mind, Lorenzo. It is that period of the day, before you've had a coffee and a satisfying bowel movement.
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26 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone should expect that in a film called 'Perfectly Normal' no one actually is, and sure enough, the dull routine of everyman Michael Riley is upended by an amiable, overweight con artist (Robbie Coltrane), who before long is coaxing Riley out of his sociopathic shell and into a dress to sing an aria from Bellini's 'Norma' at an opera-themed restaurant. The film obviously wants to be eccentric and unpredictable, but the effort only makes it look strained, although director Yves Simoneau tries hard to juice up the scenario with enough camera tricks to make even Spike Lee dizzy. There's an irrelevant romantic subplot, and the restaurant scheme is just plain silly, but any movie mixing opera and ice hockey can't be all bad. Simoneau shows some genuine affection for his characters (Riley and Coltrane together resemble a New Wave Laurel and Hardy), but in the end the film delivers exactly what the title promises: an offbeat but unexceptional comedy.


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