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The Trotsky (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  5 May 2010 (USA)
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Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army... See full summary »

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Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army hero, Leon Trotsky. When his father sends Leon to public school as punishment for starting a hunger strike at Papa's clothing factory, Leon quickly lends new meaning to the term 'student union', determined as he is to live out his pre-ordained destiny to the fullest and change the world. Written by Alliance Films

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At one point in the film, Alexandra jokingly inquires if Leon intends to live out Trotsky's life 'icepick and all'. This is a reference to how Leon Trotsky died due to injuries sustained from a blow to his head from an icepick. See more »

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Leon: What the hell are you afraid of? Letting somebody love you?
Alexandra Leith: No, Leon, I'm afraid of who will play me in the TV movie about us.
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Performed by Covered in Blood
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Good acting of Jay Baruchel in overextended movie
14 November 2012 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I watched "The Trotsky" for Jay Baruchel and i'm not disappointed - his acting is great. He's funny and smart at the same time and he can deliver these qualities in a pretty good way. This is a strong side of that movie but here's a poor one - the scenario is too flat and too overextended.

Idea is pretty simple, movie could be more hilarious and less long and pretentious but director lost that chance.

There isn't a lot of political stuff because story focused mostly on guy, his behavior and way of thinking, which is very well-played by Jay Baruchel.

For me, as Russian, all that pseudo-Soviet stuff in the movie is okay, because there's a small bunch of Soviet artifacts with no any meaning or explanation to watcher and i wonder if they realize what all these songs or posters or radio voiceovers mean.


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