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Looking for Leonard (2002)

Ted, his girlfriend Jo, and his brother Johnny are small-time robbers in Montreal. The brothers spend their time watching TV, while Jo rereads Leonard Cohen's novel "Beautiful Losers" and ... See full summary »
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Jo
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Luka
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Ted
Justin Pierce ...
Chevy
Darcy Belsher ...
Johnny
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Martin
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Teacher
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Cop #1
Danielle Desormeaux ...
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Jon Tucker ...
Clerk #1
Svetlana Zylin ...
Student #1
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Isabelle Blais ...
Manon
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College Dude #1
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Ted, his girlfriend Jo, and his brother Johnny are small-time robbers in Montreal. The brothers spend their time watching TV, while Jo rereads Leonard Cohen's novel "Beautiful Losers" and attends writing classes. Luka, a Czech immigrant, picks up Jo when he sees her shoplifting. When Johnny surprises Luka kissing Jo, he attacks him. In the ensuing fight Jo accidentally kills Johnny, and Luka leaves the scene, but drops his wallet. The police assume that Luka attacked Johnny after a break-in and Jo goes along with that, but feels guilty about it. Written by Will Gilbert

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Justin Pierce's last film. See more »

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Jo: What's the worst thing you can imagine?
Monica: Chickens. Small boys with chickens.
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Dedicated to our friend Justin Pierce. See more »

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Features Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965) See more »

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pretty people, angsty.
30 December 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is not a complete bore. There are a couple of funny lines, a few interesting shots, some nice archive footage of magnetic Monsieur Cohen.

However, the writing is thin and the actors don't have much character development to work with. As a result, they ham up diffidence, gesture at alienation, and feign sensitivity. It doesn't amount to much more than pretty people looking pretty while angsty. Read "Beautiful Losers" or "The Favourite Game" for the genuine article.

Leonard Cohen fans will be disappointed that none of L. Cohen's songs are in the movie, although the music is pretty good.


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