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A Simple Curve (2005)

Father and son run their own two-man furniture business but have opposing ideologies on what should guide their craftsmanship, quality or commerce.

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Widowed father Jim and his twenty-seven-year-old son Caleb run a custom furniture business in the Slocan Valley area of British Columbia. Jim is the craftsman who will do whatever is necessary to produce a quality piece, regardless of cost to the company or customer wants. Caleb is the business person who tries to reign Jim in, realizing that if he cannot do so the business will fail. Into their lives returns Matthew, an old friend of Caleb's parents from back in the days when they were hippies during the Vietnam War era. Jim was an American draft dodger and Matthew was an American army deserter. While Jim has stuck to his idealistic hippie roots, Matthew is now a wealthy developer who is building a lodge in the area. In discussions solely with Caleb, Matthew commissions chairs to be made for the lodge. Seeing this contract as a way for the business to flourish, Caleb agrees but asks Matthew not to divulge to Jim that the chairs they will be making are for him, as he knows Jim will ... Written by Huggo

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His parents went back to the land. He's been stuck there ever since.

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Caleb: The water keeps you young, the mountains keep you wise, the lake keeps you grounded. I might have that in the wrong order.
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New Denver is lovely
16 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw this at VIFF, as the Canadian Images opener. There are some lovely aerial shots of the area. This is great. And there are some really funny character moments, and solid comic dialogue. But where, oh where, did the story/plot go? This is a film that cannot be described as "character driven" -- there is an attempt at plot on some level, to do with a long-lost family friend who returns to start up a business. But somewhere that gets lost, and the comic scenes end up driving the film along.

Something happened in post, I'm thinking, as it just feels like a whole bunch of story hit the floor and not the screen.

Don't get me wrong -- the director/writer has talent. But at the end of the night I was happy to know I hadn't had to fork over hard cash to sit through it. There was just no drive to keep my attention.


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