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The Life Before This (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  24 October 2000 (USA)
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Several innocent bystanders are injured or killed when two robbers, fleeing from the police, run into the neighborhood cafe.

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In Toronto, after a holdup goes awry, two gunmen kill or wound several people at a cafe. A flashback takes us through the victims' day. Sheena, a talkative woman approaching middle age, vacillates about showing up for a blind date. Jake, an attorney who has "borrowed" from a client's trust fund, faces ruin when she dies. Maggie, the ugly-duckling daughter of a TV star, gets an audition on her own and may be late for her shift at the cafe. A laconic bug exterminator, grieving for his dead daughter, goes through a day of pain and memory. Two prepubescent girls set up an elderly teacher on a charge of sexual impropriety. Can any make decisions that change the shooting outcome? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Appalling piffle!
25 April 2001 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

Yet another graphic example that Canada should stick to making maple syrup and ice wine. At those we're good. The movies STINK. This is the most pointless, pretentious, pathetic picture I've seen this year. (And I've seen some pretty awful ones, most of them Canadian.) It's even more galling that my tax money helped fund this dismal exercise in cinematic self gratification. It's a pathetic tale of how several different people spend their day before they all end up being massacred in the same coffee shop by some fleeing bad guys. What the hell is the point of it? Was it inspired by the high profile Vivi Lemonis murder case in Toronto. (She was an innocent bystander shot to death in a coffee shop by three punks.) If so, why not make a decent movie about that incident? Somebody said here that at least this movie portrayed Toronto as Toronto and not NYC. Too bad. It's about as much a reason for civic pride as Hurricane Hazel and the Boyd gang. Gawd!!!!!


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