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Coopers' Camera (2008)

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Using a professional grade video camera, a dysfunctional family records their Christmas Day in 1985, which descends into total chaos.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sgt. Stevenson
Aunt Bev
Uncle Nick
Nancy Cooper
Baby Davidson
Nana Gert
Onyekachi Ejim ...
Teddy Cooper
Bill Davidson
Gord Cooper
Tim Cooper
Hayley Lochner ...
Nick McKinlay ...
Marcus Cooper
Jock McLeod ...
Poppy (as Jock Mcleod)


Cooper's Camera is a hilarious comedy set in 1985 suburbia, when a dysfunctional family's Christmas disintegrates into madness once an estranged uncle shows up for the holiday.  Told primarily through the eyes of Teddy, the youngest Cooper son, through the family's christmas present: a second hand VHS camcorder. Written by WPS

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16 November 2010 (USA)  »

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1.85 : 1
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Based loosely on Mike Beaver's own home Christmas videotapes. See more »

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One funny movie
7 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't know where to start. I just finished watching the movie at its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and I am still recovering from over 90 minutes of non stop laughter. Imagine, if you could, every family dysfunction that you have ever experienced condensed into 90 minutes.

Between cringing, laughing and dying from emotional flashbacks I have never enjoyed a movie more.

I have to commend a cast that was able to pull this little gem off as according to the director it was shot in 11 days. The characters ranged from the repressed and emotionally stunted father to an alcohol fuelled, racists, mullet sporting, date rapist and multiple vehicular homicidal maniac uncle.

This is a unique film and deserves a wider release than it will get. I can only hope that it will become a cult classic to be referenced and plagiarised at will.

Go see this movie you will not regret it and you too shall appreciate the phrase "Balls deep" and you will never look at a mannequin in the same way again.

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