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Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home (2007)

Although having a promising future in the profession, Ben McCleary, disillusioned with it, sabotages his law career by purposefully failing the bar exam - three times - which results in him... See full summary »

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Ben McCleary
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The Kid
Valerie Buhagiar ...
Therapist
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Frances 'Church' Churchill
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Phil Goodfellow
Cameron Kirkwood ...
Trevor Brinkman
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Alyssa
Vince Carlin ...
Ben's Father
Meg Walter ...
Ben's Mother
Leslie Carlson ...
Harry Peale
Cairo Noble ...
Otis Churchill
Shakira Harper ...
Anita Churchill
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Greg Fulton
James Kirchner ...
Shifty-Looking Man
Miles Zimmerman ...
The Pig
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Although having a promising future in the profession, Ben McCleary, disillusioned with it, sabotages his law career by purposefully failing the bar exam - three times - which results in him quitting his law job, needing to pay back the signing bonus with the firm, and without money forcing him to go back and live with his parents in the home in which he grew up in the suburbs. Based on advice from his high school friend Frances Churchill, the two who with Trevor Brinkman were known as the revolutionaries in high school, Ben decides his new career is going to be in environmentally sound lawn mowing. When that doesn't pan out due to lack of demand, Church reminds Ben of a manifesto he and Trevor wrote in high school which can enhance the strategy. The house and the car are not the status symbols of the suburbs, but rather the perfect lawn. Thus, in taking over the world, one only needs to take over the lawns. Following the basic tenets of the manifesto, Ben needs to manufacture a ... Written by Huggo

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An Environmentally Friendly Comedy...About An Unfriendly Environment

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4 December 2007 (USA)  »

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CAD 70,000 (estimated)
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Good premise, lacking continuity
5 November 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

We watched "Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home" last night, choosing it on it's premise and without knowing anything about the film. While the story line held promise, I found the delivery- or perhaps the editing- to be discontinuous and disjointed. It was a struggle to figure out relationships and to follow the story line. If the intent was to create an art film by creating a helter skelter feeling, the mark was sadly missed here as well. Rather, the style only served to obscure a clear understanding of what was actually going on, which served only to distract from what was otherwise an interesting plot and some solid acting. I felt characters were largely undeveloped, actions unexplained, and relationships unfulfilled. When the credits rolled, I thought maybe I had fallen asleep and missed an important explanation or sequence. My wife assures me that's not the case.


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