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Weirdsville (2007)

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A pair of slackers get in way over their heads when they try to dump the body of a dead girlfriend in the basement of a drive-in movie theater where a satanic cult performs ritual sacrifices.

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Royce and Dexter are two slackers who live in the strange little town of Weedsville. When Royce's girlfriend Matilda overdose's on their stash and dies, they decide to bury her in an abandoned Drive-In theater. Things get out of control when they discover Satanists performing a ritual sacrifice right where they were going to bury the body... Written by CaptainStigmata

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When the Days are Long and the Knights are Short.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for drug content, language including sexual references, and some violence | See all certifications »

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12 October 2007 (Canada)  »

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Weirdsville - kummajaisten kaupunki  »

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$2,862 (USA) (5 October 2007)

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$7,262 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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According to an interview he gave to the New York Times in 2010, this movie was made during the middle of Wes Bentley's decade-long, extremely serious addiction to cocaine and heroin. He said in that interview that he only accepted any movie roles during that time so that he would have money to buy enough drugs. See more »

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[first lines]
Royce: Slow down!
[trips over a tree]
Royce: Fucking tree!
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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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Warm Sun Fingers
Written by Peter Lutwyche and Jane Tilley
Performed by Perfume Tree
Courtesy of Peter Lutwyche and Jane Tilley
Published by Peter Lutwyche (SOCAN) and Jane Tilley (SOCAN)
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Are junkies really this pleasant?
26 April 2008 | by (Hamilton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

WARNING: This movie is unapologetically Canadian... which, in this case, is a good thing. Especially when this film could have been set in any city, town or village in the world.

I expected a low-budget, independent attempt at art. And what starts as out tragic and dark, grows into a fun, "what can happen now" sort of adventure that is surprisingly amusing. Yes, it's goofy at times. Yes, it borders on ridiculous, too. But dammit, it's fun. It carefully dances on the fine line of gross tragedy and outright slapstick, but doesn't quite cross the line either way.

The production value is fairly high, even if the budget wasn't. (The gritty darkness really suits the adventures of two junkies, anyway.) Scott Speedman and Wes Bentley build a real chemistry that grows on you and it's really good to see Bentley in a role that is FINALLY likable. Taryn Manning also does a good job, although I fear she's going to get pigeon-holed into similar roles. She deserves better. The rest of the cast does a solid job with no obvious weak link.

Finally, people are going to draw a lot of similarities to other movies. I would like to think of this as a strange cross between "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" and "Dude, Where's My Car?", with it leaning favourably toward the Dude side. It has a couple of introspective, deep moments, but balances it out with lighter, playful moments the rest of the time.

Really, if you ever "got the joke" of "Dude, Where's My Car?" or even found some sick humour out of the head trip of "Fear And Loathing..." check out "Weirdsville". You may be pleasantly surprised. 8 out of 10.


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