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Clutch (1998)

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Martyn, an aging Toronto area college student with no degree yet to show for his so far ten years in college, has agreed to do an illegal job solely for the money: steal a rare book from ... See full summary »

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Theresa
Paul A. MacFarlane ...
Jeffry the Businessman (as Paul MacFarlane)
Joe De Paul ...
Jarhead #1
Keith Knight ...
Buck
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Spit
Peter Spence ...
Larry
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Dotty the Waitress
Ellen-Ray Hennessy ...
Lily
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Jarhead #2
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Cybercafe Waiter
David Fox ...
Dad
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Martyn, an aging Toronto area college student with no degree yet to show for his so far ten years in college, has agreed to do an illegal job solely for the money: steal a rare book from Richard, an antiquarian. In the process, Martyn ends up accidentally killing Richard. Not knowing what to do about the dead body, Martyn decides to take it along with the book. He drops the body off with his straight-laced brother, Larry, and his slightly off-kilter online-obsessed roommate, Spit, who agree - reluctantly on Larry's part - to dispose of the body for him. Spit believes he has an ingenious way to get rid of Richard without anyone ever finding the body, which goes against Larry's moral sensibilities. Meanwhile, Martyn tries to get the book to the ruthless people who hired him, but runs into car trouble along the way. This delay is enough for those who want the book to come after Martyn. In the process, Martyn meets Theresa, the mechanic working on the car, who may provide him with a ... Written by Huggo

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For fans of the offbeat
7 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Being a fan of David Hewlett's work, I recently watched CLUTCH on cable. I have to confess that, during the first ten minutes or so, I didn't think it was going to be very good and was almost ready to bail out. While most people would do just that, fans of the offbeat should stay with it. The latter will enjoy this above average effort.

CLUTCH is sort of an absurdist black comedy, full of strange coincidence and surreal touches, with a supernatural-fantasy element thrown in. Hewlett gives another interesting performance as an amateur thief who gets in over his head when he is sent to steal a mysterious antique book. He bungles the job and sets in motion a series of bizarre situations involving a cast of quirky characters.

Tanya Allen is also very good as a beautiful garage mechanic. She and Hewlett make an interesting screen duo, and their unconventional relationship, as well as the dark humor, all work surprisingly well.

However, no one should want to see CLUTCH, or stay away from it, because Tom Green is in the cast. His scene lasts about thirty seconds at the most. I guess he was supposed to be funny, but he makes little impression and displays even less talent. No surprise there.


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