5.9/10
495
4 user 21 critic

Niagara Motel (2005)

R | | Drama | 24 March 2006 (Canada)
The Niagara Motel and the attached Riverside Grill, located in Niagara Falls, are owned and operated by Serbian father and daughter, the always angry Boris and hard working Sophie. Through ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (plays) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ad

Genius (TV Series 2017)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A series which explores how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life, yet managed to go on to solve the secrets of the universe.

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Nicholas Rowe
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Clara's mother is on her death bed as she tells her daughter that she regrets they are not closer. This revelation causes Clara to pursue a closer relationship with her own daughter, Bianca.

Director: Émile Gaudreault
Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, Ellen David, Colin Mochrie
Watermelon (TV Movie 2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Marion Keye's story about a young woman and her baby, Kate.

Director: Kieron J. Walsh
Stars: Anna Friel, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán McMenamin
I'll Be There (2003)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair.

Director: Craig Ferguson
Stars: Charlotte Church, Craig Ferguson, Jemma Redgrave
Perfect Strangers (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a man and a woman swap jobs and cities temporarily, they face many problems large and small, but their phone calls develop into romance.

Director: Robin Sheppard
Stars: Rob Lowe, Anna Friel, Khandi Alexander
Irish Jam (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed ... See full summary »

Director: John Eyres
Stars: Dudley Sutton, Tom Georgeson, Anna Friel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A veteran from Afghanistan meets a Producer who wants to make a movie about his live post war.

Director: Émile Gaudreault
Stars: Stéphane Rousseau, Mathieu Quesnel, Julie LeBreton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

As they prepare to test products for a multinational corporation, a marketing company targets a typical guy as their guinea pig.

Director: Pierre-Paul Renders
Stars: Khalid Maadour, Caroline Dhavernas, Chantal Lauby
Trust Me (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Danny Marrs, a young huckster from small town America, arrives in Hollywood with a line of patter and a wannabe actress girlfriend.Things turn interesting when he meets Joe, a janitor who does great impressions and loves old movies.

Director: Andrew Kazamia
Stars: Cory Pendergast, Enn Reitel, Johanna Roxanne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

La Belle Bête is a powerful study of the conflict between beauty and ugliness, hate and love. The story revolves around three main characters. At the center, Patrice, a beautiful but ... See full summary »

Director: Karim Hussain
Stars: Carole Laure, Caroline Dhavernas, Marc-André Grondin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

1851, Manitoba's Red River Valley. As winter sets in, a young woman on the edge of madness arrives exhausted at the fort, a wilderness station, claiming she murdered her husband. She's ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Wheeler
Stars: Caroline Dhavernas, Frank Adamson, Wayne Nicklas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Damir Andrei ...
...
...
...
R.J. (as Kristen Holden-Ried)
...
...
Loretta
Catherine Fitch ...
...
Normand Daneau ...
...
Harry Nelken ...
Bartender
Mike Bell ...
Pool Player / Talk Show Guest #4
Curtis Moore ...
Edit

Storyline

The Niagara Motel and the attached Riverside Grill, located in Niagara Falls, are owned and operated by Serbian father and daughter, the always angry Boris and hard working Sophie. Through the motel and/or restaurant comes a series of disparate but equally struggling people: middle aged couple Henry and Lil, formerly middle class but who are trying to cope with the loss of employment and its associated money; young couple R.J. and Denise, who are trying to clean up (with varying degrees of success) so that they can reclaim their daughter from foster care; and the restaurant's new waitress, young widowed French-Canadian Lori, who is escaping a complicated situation in her hometown and who is preyed upon by two locals, straight-laced Dave and less than straight-laced Michael. The person who sees everything that is going on is the motel's caretaker Phillie, a Scot who stayed in Niagara Falls following a personal tragedy. To escape memory of that tragedy, Phillie is in a constant state of... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Pack your bags. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (Canada)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the costumes were constructed from second hand clothing items purchased at local thrift stores. See more »

Connections

References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Could It Be Real
Written by Dominic Paterson, Francois Paterson and Christelle Pechin
Performed by Soma Sonic
Courtesy of Subsonic Recordings
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good & enjoyable little dark comedy
26 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you are in the mood for a little black comedy, then this is the right film to watch. It's about the people who is currently living in this motel. The film interweaves between the main 3 storyline(a Waitress's entering to sexy film, a couple trying to get their child back & a husband looking for a new life) & the happenstance in between it.

It's definitely entertaining & with a good pace/flow; except for 3-4 seconds the Niagara Falls cut-in scenes, the falls was just too loud. It is Not too artsy nor horribly dark that you just feel sorry for them. It's better than the average film & lives up to the trailer; so if you like the trailer, then check it out.


14 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?