MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 118 this week

Unnatural & Accidental (2006)

5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 206 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 4 critic

Unnatural & Accidental is the feature length dramatic film adaptation of the stage play entitled The Unnatural and Accidental Women by renowned Metis playwright Marie Clements. It is based ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 507 titles
created 13 Mar 2011
 
a list of 144 titles
created 01 May 2011
 
a list of 181 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
a list of 7140 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 202 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Unnatural & Accidental (2006)

Unnatural & Accidental (2006) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Unnatural & Accidental.
6 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Normal (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A deadly car accident brings together a group of previously unrelated people, each of whom is forced to deal with the emotional fallout.

Director: Carl Bessai
Stars: Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Zegers, Callum Keith Rennie
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Fathers & Sons is a comedic exploration of a group of men and their relationships with their fathers. A middle-aged Jewish man meets his father for the first time at the funeral of his ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai
Stars: Stephen Lobo, Manoj Sood, Tyler Labine
Cole (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.

Director: Carl Bessai
Stars: Richard de Klerk, Kandyse McClure, Sonja Bennett
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ryan, a good-natured slacker, is tempted into a money laundering scheme while working for a lottery magazine. A capitalistic comedy that asks the question - when is "enough" enough?

Director: Paul Fox
Stars: Paulo Costanzo, Steph Song, JR Bourne
Stained I (2010)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An intense thriller about a lonely bookseller's obsessive love affair, and her protective best friend, who alone knows the horrible truth about her obsession.

Director: Karen Lam
Stars: Tinsel Korey, Sonja Bennett, Tim Fellingham
Fishing Naked (2014)
Comedy | Romance

Fishing Naked is a comedy. It is a film about four young adults being bad in the woods. They pull Bigfoot hoaxes, scare tourists, disrespect their elders, hook up and smoke dope. That is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Coggan
Stars: Elyse Levesque, Evan Williams, Tinsel Korey
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.

Director: George Mihalka
Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Martha MacIsaac, Ricky Mabe
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman gets in way over her head when she's in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Mickey Rourke
Cover Story (2002)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An ambitious magazine editor gets too caught up in a high-stakes sex scandal and is framed for murder.

Director: Eric Weston
Stars: Jason Priestley, Elizabeth Berkley, Costas Mandylor
Chronic Town (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Truman Korovin is a lonely, sharp-witted cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1980. The usual routine of picking up fares and spending his nights at his favorite bar, the Boatel, is disrupted ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hines
Stars: JR Bourne, Emily Wagner, Carrie Baker
The Score (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dr. Magnusson is a brilliant geneticist racing to isolate a cancer-causing gene. All that's standing in her way is competition from a well funded French lab, pressure from a multinational ... See full summary »

Directors: Kim Collier, Kim Colwell, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jane Perry, Jonathon Young, Kevin McNulty
Of Murder and Memory (TV Movie 2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After being kicked off a jury for arriving five minutes late, a troubled woman becomes obsessed with the verdict, which sent a woman her age to prison for life. As she fights to have the ... See full summary »

Director: David Wellington
Stars: Annabeth Gish, Chandra West, Callum Keith Rennie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Aunt Shadie / Rita
Na'Ku'Set Shepherd ...
Young Native Girl
...
Blue Girl
...
Pink Girl
Sophie Merasty ...
Orange Girl
Trina Sxwithul'Txw ...
Red Girl
Quelemia Sparrow ...
Purple Girl
...
Rebecca
...
Young Rebecca
Campbell Lane ...
Rebecca's Father
Mathew Walker ...
Priest
...
Norman
Stuart Pierre ...
Josh
...
Pathologist
...
Coroner
Edit

Storyline

Unnatural & Accidental is the feature length dramatic film adaptation of the stage play entitled The Unnatural and Accidental Women by renowned Metis playwright Marie Clements. It is based loosely around the "unnatural and accidental" alcohol overdose deaths of native women living on skid row. Rebecca has returned home to be with her dying father. His last wish is that she track down her mother, an aboriginal woman who has long been missing. As she turns over the stones that hide the debris of the unwanted and forgotten, she is drawn into the mysteries of ten missing native women whose spirits lead Rebecca to the killer who still haunts the alleys, streets and hotels of this urban wasteland. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 2006 (Canada)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A true story serves as the basic plot
19 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival. It's a dramatized film version of Marie Clements' stage play The Unnatural and Accidental Woman. The term comes from the official cause of death being unnatural and accidental referring to the deaths of 10 native Canadian women on Vancouver's east side in the 1980's from acute alcohol poisoning. The women were known heavy drinkers of skid row and it was assumed they had died from self-induced over indulgence until it was learned that a common acquaintance of them had been seen with them before their deaths. In the actual story, career criminal Gilbert Paul Jordan was a former barber who was an alcoholic and craved alcoholic sex with hookers. He would get them drunk until they passed out and have sex with them and continue to pour alcohol down their throats. Jordan is depicted here as a mechanic. In this dramatization of the core of that story the film has the daughter of one of the victims going into the skid row district to search for her long missing mother and with the help of the spirits of the victims she is driven to find her mother or the killer. This is a fictionalized account of the story and may seem far-fetched but truth can be stranger than fiction which led Clements to write the play. Carl Bessai directs with good performances from Carmen Moore, Callum Keith Rennie and Tantoo Cardinal. This is a good film and may be worth checking out. I would give this a 7.0 out of 10.


25 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anybody freakygirl
Unnecessary and Unaccidental mattyreed
Is this real? eberhard-fuerstenberg
Discuss Unnatural & Accidental (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?