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This movie was terrible compared to the sequel. The sequel actually
made sense and was interesting. I never laughed so much in my life when
Kate got what she had coming to her in the end of the sequel. But in
this one, I thought I was going to die just watching it. Don't get me
wrong, this movie did have some good moments, because why else would a
sequel have been made.
If you saw this movie and hated it, then you can redeem those two hours of your life by watching the amazing sequel on youtube.com. Just search for parsley days and click on "the return". It will not disappoint. If you haven't seen this movie and want to, then save two hours and watch the five minute sequel.
-Parsley Days: The Return Fan
I attended an opening day screening in Toronto. I gave it a ten. I
had some tension going into it because of the humor the movie draws from its
lead character using parsley as a home remedy for pregnancy. But my own
politics aside, I had to admit the film was well done and generates a strong
sense of place. The presentation caused me to let down my guard and just
get into the story. Even though I think the main character is the type to
run screaming from, I had some empathy for many of her feelings as the
people around her inadvertently "rub it in." What made the film outstanding
for me was the control of craft the writer-director Andrea Dorfman
displayed. I look forward to more features from her.
If you liked New Waterford Girl and Chasing Amy, see Parsley Days.
i love this film - it is unpretentious, disarming, and funny. the
purposeful, constructed quality of the color palette, wardrobe,
framing, sets and locations strangely produces a moving, natural and
the film is funny and goofy and sweet, and i was so pleasantly surprised (and indeed shocked) by the end that it reminded me of what is possible in film (oh yeah, not everything has to be predictable and saccharine and completely driven by Hollywood's bizarre movie logic).
PARSLEY DAYS is extremely unusual - it is not a movie inspired by or about other movies - instead it's about some of the strange, incongruous, difficult and beautiful parts of life that are rarely seen in the cinema. wonderful.
i am excited to see the director's next film LOVE THAT BOY.
A new low for pathetic Canadian Movies. When first viewing this film,
one would have thought it was filmed in the 70's. It is hard to believe
it was made in 2000.
Terrible acting, weak plot, horrific cinema photography. My budget for doing renos on my garden shed had to be more than what was set aside for this film.
Having said that, as a taxpayer, I cannot believe that grants continue to be handed out for garbage like this.
No wonder it plays at 5:00 am ... even on Canadian channels.
Eat Me 420
this is the best movie I have ever seen. I like it so much! this is
just amazing! at last, someone finally understands... but no one else
I've started reading the last review of the angry (wo/)man that was here before me and I couldn't read it. seriously. I got into the middle and just wanted to puke.
parsley days... who else can feel it? no one, probably... but I don't care. I like my world. and I stay away from people who don't understand and try too hard to receive the false happiness. get back to the smiley mask.
this is absolutely the most underrated movie I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. only Sybil can save the world... now that Seymour's dead.
only in the movie, they change sexes.
I just wanted to say that this is one of the best movie I have ever viewed. I can understand that it might be hard for some viewers to truly appreciate the beauty of a great film. The subject matter might be "off" and it might take some thinking to truly understand what this movie was about. The movie takes it title from the "tonic" prescribed from a herbalist friend. From what I gathered from the film the underlying story was about love and affection and coming to terms about how relationships change and transform. If you can come out of this film with that knowledge you truly can have a appreciation for Anrea Dorfman and the brilliant film she directed. A great soundtrack by the way. Thank You D
Charming little Canadian film that marks the debut of director Andrea Dorfman. The story follows a bicycle maintenance teacher named Kate who is in a seemingly perfect relationship with the perfect boyfriend, Ollie, a sexual education instructor. Trouble comes in the form of a possible pregnancy for Kate, resulting in her re-evaluation of how much she wants to be in her relationship with Ollie despite his apparent perfection. A good herbologist friend recommends to her the ingestion of mass amounts of parsley for the purposes of a natural abortion (supposedly the acidic qualities in parsley will interrupt a very new pregnancy). The film's humble budget is quite obvious from the get-go (some bad looping included), but Dorfman's sharp observations of her deliciously quirky characters are so marvelous that it's really all you notice when watching it.
This is really one of the most boring and useless movies I have ever had the
displeasure of viewing. Generally speaking, I enjoy it when film makers
expose a fringe subculture that is basically unknown to the general viewing
audience. However, in the case of this klunky flick, that subculture is so
intensely boring, so contrived, so unbearably drab and elitist that the film
becomes almost unwatchable. Unless you are completely turned on by
androgynous and asexual, white, thirty-something maritimers who wear vintage
clothing, ride refurbished bicycles, and who enjoy long directionless
conversations in a stilted and emotionless vernacular, than this is not the
movie for you. Nothing about this movie seemed real or important, and I
found it impossible to relate to anyone or anything within it.
To sum it up, Parsley Days made me feel like I was lying in a patch of dirt, in a stranger's backyard, wrapped in a cold, wet, musty smelling towel, while eating a bowl of plain white tofu, and listening to Ani DiFranco.
Avoid this movie.
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