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The Suburbanators (1997)

Three sets of Canadian slackers enjoy a series of comic misadventures as they each make their way across town.

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Al
Stephen Spender ...
Bob
Stewart Burdett ...
Carl
Jacob Banigan ...
Eric
Jihad Traya ...
Salah
Ahmad Taha ...
Kareem
Rogy Masri ...
Roger
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The Landlord
Jon Raitt ...
Barber #1
Andy Curtis ...
Barber #2
Curt McKinstry ...
Jim
Lyle St. Goddard ...
Jack
Aramis Padmos ...
Jack's Sister
Tim Andrews ...
The Cowboy
James Travis ...
Stewart (as Jim Travis)
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Three sets of Canadian slackers enjoy a series of comic misadventures as they each make their way across town.

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...life between the malls.

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17 April 1997 (Germany)  »

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Man on the Bus: What language is that you're speaking?
Roger: Arabic.
Man on the Bus: Arabic. Really.
Roger: Yep.
Man on the Bus: That's interesting. I always thought Arabic was more throatier and harsher, you know like, rr-rrrr. Sure that's Arabic?
Roger: Yeah, I'm sure.
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Little Red School House
Performed by "Forbidden Dimension"
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A Canadian example of 90s independent film
10 March 2009 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

It is always dangerous to make any kind of statement about what previous films may have influenced a particular filmmaker, but this film is easily identifiable as what could only be called "post-Linklater," with some similarities to his early film Slacker, and maybe Smith's Clerks. Hopefully the filmmakers would not be unhappy with that comparison.

Two groups of suburban slackers drive around Calgary trying to score weed, while a third group attempts to retrieve instruments from a locked apartment. Along the way, there are discussions about women and haircuts, and a whole lot of suburban "scenery" (malls, roads, residential neighborhoods, arcades), such as it is.

Calgary could be a stand in for any suburb on the continent. Accordingly, anyone who has found themselves completely bored in such an environment ought to enjoy this sedate slice of life.

It's a quiet film with several amusing moments. I enjoyed it, mainly because the characters and settings were familiar (though I'm not from Calgary). The actors do a pretty good job of it as 20-something suburbanites trying to stay awake in the malaise and ennui of their test pattern surroundings.

Definitely worth a watch, if you don't mind a (mostly) plot less film that centers around dialog.

Cool soundtrack.


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