A troubled guy with a poetic soul, Keith Kavanagh, meets an equally troubled girl named Natasha. The two fall in love and move into an apartment together in St. John's. Their relationship implodes due to booze and drugs and Natasha leaves for the mainland (Halifax, Nova Scotia) to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Keith, who has never been off the rock, goes on a dark journey to find her, and also ends up finding himself in the process. Written by
Wow, a Canadian movie that doesn't feel like a Canadian movie! What's ironic is that most crappy Canadian movies try their best to hide the fact they're Canadian. The story will be set New York (shot in Toronto, hardly NYC) or some generic American city, town, suburb, etc.
This movie is proud of the fact it's set in Eastern Canada and doesn't feel the need to give us stupid postcard shots and bagpipes (the bagpipes remark is a joke related to the movie, by the way).
But then we get to the horrible animal murder played for laughs. I don't want to give away too much, but unless you find someone bashing a cat to death with a rock humorous, you might want to avoid this movie. Well, the cat is in pain but that's thanks to the lead character's actions. As he bashes the cats skull in with a rock, he blathers on in voice over about being a fighter, like the cat I guess. Because the cat won't die. Hilarious. Then the murdered cat is forgotten by the next scene (because the lead character is back to feeling sorry for only for himself). It's safe to say the movie pretty much lost its heart by this point and the lead character has lost all sympathy.
One thing I want to mention, though, is the leading lady Mylène Savoie. She's a great actress and a pleasure to watch. Too bad the writer didn't concentrate only on her and write the cat killer out of the script, perhaps by horrible death.
The rest of the movie goes on to explore how self-absorbed the drug and alcohol-addicted main character really is. There's no limit to his self-love and depravity (berating everyone, stealing, pilfering, etc, etc.)
Sounds like a good time, eh?
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