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The Tracey Fragments (2007)

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15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog.

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Cast

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Lance (as Max McCabe - Lokos)
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Mr. Berkowitz
Erin McMurtry ...
Mrs. Berkowitz
Zie Souwand ...
Sonny Berkowitz
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Detective
Leonard Dunbar ...
Laughing Man
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Donut Shop Cashier
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Elegant Pimp Daddy
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David Goldberg
Jeffrey Bornstein ...
The Boy With Curious Hair
Jackie Brown ...
Mrs. Dorchester the Teacher
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Slim Twig ...
Billy Zero
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Dr. Heker
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Storyline

Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and teased. She develops a thing for Billy Zero, a new student, imagining he's her boyfriend. We see the day she loses Sonny and we watch her try to find him. In bits and pieces, we see what leads up to her riding in the back of a city bus wrapped in a shower curtain. Coming of age, or just surviving? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong language throughout, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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20 March 2008 (Portugal)  »

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Budget:

CAD 750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,002 (USA) (9 May 2008)

Gross:

$31,576 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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When Maureen Medved was writing the novel The Tracey Fragments is based on, she kept a newspaper clipping of Ellen Page over her desk as inspiration for Tracey. See more »

Quotes

Tracey Berkowitz: Do you live in a condominium?
Dr. Heker: I live in a house.
Tracey Berkowitz: How many people live in your house? You know because I was thinking, maybe I could rent a room. You know, and when they find Sonny, we can come live with you.
Dr. Heker: Tracey, you can't come home with me.
Tracey Berkowitz: [her face falling] Why not?
Dr. Heker: Well, for one thing there are rules.
Tracey Berkowitz: I'm not going to tell on anybody.
Dr. Heker: Why don't you go home? Go home. Talk to your family. Contrary to what you believe, your feelings will be beneficial to your parents. They need to know what ...
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Connections

References Any Given Sunday (1999) See more »

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Who's Gonna Know Your Name (666)
Written and Performed by Dave Mackinnon (SOCAN)
Copyright Dave Mackinnon
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Mystery made by video art

This is an odd film. I like it, and still I can't think of it as a masterpiece.

At first glance, the picture may seem annoyingly pretentious due to its very original picture composition.

And in some ways it IS annoying. But the amazing thing is: it works pretty well. It really does compose the delicate, mysterious tune, which is the nerve of this fine movie.

Some people might think that The Tracey Fragments would benefit from a more explicit epic narrative. But the artistic mist is also the movie's strength, and I certainly did enjoy this mystery. So, give it a chance even if you're a bit amazed by all the flashing frames. It's actually possible to follow the storyline, even if the intentional non-clarity of this flick is not mastered completely.

Having said all that: Ellen Page as Tracey is a very very good choice!


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