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U (II) (2003)

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In U the harsh realities of student life are brought to light as five students must grapple with violence, morality, sexuality, and accountability during one turbulent year on campus. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Atkinson ...
Karen's father
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Mitchell
Maureen Billerman ...
Clinic doctor
Christopher Bruce ...
Sophie's driver
Barry Cameron ...
Prof. Marr
Barry Cameron ...
Prof. Marr
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Fiona
Janet Clarke ...
Female investigator
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Crissy
Simon Duval ...
Keith
Simon Peter Duvall ...
Keith
Brian Gallant ...
Pool-playing jerk
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Sophie
Sarah Jeffries ...
Brianna
Tony Larder ...
Prof. Rosebud-Kane
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In U the harsh realities of student life are brought to light as five students must grapple with violence, morality, sexuality, and accountability during one turbulent year on campus. Freshmen pals Lawrence & Mitchell move into their co-ed dorm and endure a series of embarrassing hazing rituals orchestrated by ruling senior Hannibal James. When the timid Lawrence shies away from Hannibal's tests, he quickly finds himself an outsider and alienated from his friend Mitchell. Up the stairs and down the hall, beautiful sophomore Sophie learns that partying too hard can lead to unexpected and painful outcomes, while Janet, an insecure junior, develops an awkward infatuation with her popular and outgoing roommate, Karen. At this alma mater, surviving residence life is tougher than any final exam. Written by Christopher Bruce and Nik Mills

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University promises the "best years of your life": independence, new friendships, and a head start on your future. There's a lot the brochures fail to mention.

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7 November 2003 (Canada)  »

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CAD 10,000 (estimated)
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Some very memorable performances
6 September 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Although the subplots in this film were a bit underdeveloped, the acting was solid and this film had a very good main story line. The Hannible and Laurence characters play well off of each other. Also, the supporting cast put forward some strong performances.

Despite the fact that the first scene of the main story line (the pool scene) is not very well shot, the remaining content of the film gets consistently better. There was a definite personality to the performances that these lower budget films often lack. The sarcastically self-centered character of Hannible was particularly interesting to watch, as the actor portraying him allows us to wonder if the character might give into a sense of guilt, although this never actually happens. The other less flamboyant characters play strong subtle performances, which create interest contrasts and dynamics.

As one who appreciates low budget independent film, I feel this is a project worth having a look at.


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