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Fubar (2002)

R | | Comedy, Music | 21 May 2004 (UK)
Headbangers Terry and Dean explore the depths of friendship, and the art and science of drinking beer like a man.

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Dean (as Paul J. Spence)
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Terry (as Dave Lawrence)
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Farrel
Andrew Sparacino ...
Tron / Troy
Tracey Lawrence ...
Trixie
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Dr. S.C. Lim (as Dr. S.C. Lim)
Sage Lawrence ...
Chastity Anderson
Rose Martin ...
Rose Murdoch
Jim Lawrence ...
Ron Miller
Laurie D'Amour ...
Laurie D'Amour
Roxana Oltean ...
Cooler Girl 1 (as Roxanna Oltean)
Carmen Lewis ...
Cooler Girl 2
Margaret Spence ...
Mrs. Mitchner
Sandy Armstrong ...
Shotgun Girl
Ella Simon ...
Ashley - Campfire Girl (as Elizabeth Simon)
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Terry and Dean are lifelong friends who have grown-up together: shotgunning their first beers, forming their first garage band, and growing the great Canadian mullet known as "hockey hair". Now the lives of these Alberta everymen are brought to the big screen by documentarian Ferral Mitchener in an exploration of the depths of friendship, the fragility of life, growing up gracefully and the art and science of drinking beer like a man. Written by Mark Slone

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death | beer | drinking | friendship | band | See All (38) »

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Just Give'r

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Rated R for language including sexual dialogue | See all certifications »

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CAD 350,000 (estimated)
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Many of the actors (and the fist-fighters) were bystanders who thought that the filmmakers were shooting a documentary on the Common Man. See more »

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[at a funeral]
Dean Murdoch: Hey, Mrs. Mitchener, you wanna hear a joke?
Mrs. Mitchener: Most certainly
Dean Murdoch: It's farrel really liked this one. What do you call a guy who's from Pakistani who's seen everything and done everything?
Terry: Been everywhere.
Dean Murdoch: Yeah. Seen everything, been everywhere, done everything. And he's from Pakistan.
Mrs. Mitchener: I don't know.
Dean Murdoch: Bindair Dondat.
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Opening disclaimer: The following "documentary" is fictional. We apologize to any person appearing in the film who believed the documentary was real. Your agreement to appear in the film is greatly appreciated.
  • Odeon Films
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"Just give'r" is a good motto for life.
8 September 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Fubar" is a 100% Canadian mockumentary from writer / director Michael Dowse ("It's All Gone, Pete Tong", "Goon") that delivers some modest chuckles, but works because it ultimately cares about its characters. Paul Spence and David Lawrence play Dean and Terry, two 20 something goof balls who are decidedly unambitious in life. A documentary filmmaker named Farrel (Gordon Skilling) sets out to record their day to day activities, as they live the life of those party animals known as "head bangers".

Not really to be mistaken for a rock 'n' roll movie (although the soundtrack *is* ace); music doesn't play that big a part in the story that unfolds. At first, Dowses' film is mildly amusing as it shows us the tomfoolery to which Dean and Terry are prone. It's got a funny enough script, with liberal use of profanity - especially F-bombs. Things do take a sober turn when it is discovered that Dean has testicular cancer, and he's forced to take the matter seriously. He and Terry then confront ideas of life and death, even as they entertain themselves with such things as a camping trip.

The no-name cast is quite engaging, especially Spence. Skilling is a hoot as the uptight, seemingly humourless director. Incidentally, the guy in the role of Deans' doctor was Dowses' physician in real life, and he's basically playing himself. A number of the supporting players did actually mistake "Fubar" for a serious doc on the life of the "common man" in Canada.

Overall, a likable, offbeat effort. It does bear the mark of a low budget, but it does have some charm that more than makes up for that.

Seven out of 10.


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