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An Insignificant Harvey (2011)

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A janitor at a small town ski resort, who also happens to be a little person, has his life dramatically change when he finds a stray husky and falls for an exotic dancer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harvey Lippe
Dakota Dixon
Lucas Harold
Father Asher
Inca Kopas ...
Philip Williams ...
Paul Lalone
Jason Lalone
Lee Rumohr ...
Adam Kane
Ron Fountain ...
The Vet
Catholic Nun
Svetlana Dzenis ...
Candy the Stripper (as Lana Denis)
Cindy the News Reporter
Larry Mosicki ...
Coon Hunt Director
Dennis Mirkovic ...
Manager of Fox & Fur
Lindsay the Pet Shop Employee


Harvey Lippe' works as a janitor at a small ski resort in the peculiar Northern community of WhiteFox. Standing three feet four inches and abandoned at an orphanage as a child, he has grown up angry and miserable. Now in his early twenties he lives like a hermit in a small trailer, his only friend being Lucas Harold, the town drug dealer. Lucas attended the orphanage for several months before being adopted and subsequently moved to several fosters homes. He is rough around the edges, but has a big heart and a perspective few people give home credit for. Every evening Harvey walks the same route from his trailer, several miles through farmer's fields and hillside forest to get to work. But on this day he has a run in with a stray husky, which he at first thinks is a wolf. She follows him and that night he reluctantly allows her inside his trailer. Through her he meets Dakota Dixon, a dancer at a bizarre local strip joint. Dakota, Lucas, and Inca (as Harvey names her) develop into ... Written by Asher

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People can only make you feel small if you give them permission.




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7 October 2011 (South Korea)  »

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CAD 1,250,000 (estimated)

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Enjoyable, heartfelt film that stuck with me for days
17 July 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Yes, this is an indie film with very little money to pour into production values, but what it lacks in technical proficiency, it makes up for with heart. Jordan Prentice held my attention for every second of his screen time. He delivered a very human character, complete with emotional vulnerabilities, flaws, hopes, and life choices, and all played with surprising subtlety and warmth.

Kristin Adams also turned in a quiet and playful role as the love interest. Once again, her character was believable and real. Kudos to director Jeff Kopas for evoking such natural deliveries from his cast.

Being filmed in Canada's cottage country, I could almost feel the cold nights in the airstream trailer. But the quaint Blue Mountain Village, nestled among ski hills, made for some very attractive and golden daytime locations.

The supporting cast were good at supporting the lead and the story. Although the ending (I won't spoil it) left me a little baffled with its abruptness and lack of explanation, it also felt very real. Life often doesn't provide neat explanations for people's actions, nor does it resolve in a tidy climax.

What really struck me as a sign of a good film was that I kept thinking about the characters and the mood of the film for days. For me, that's a sign of a well-told story when it lasts longer than an hour after I've watched it.

This film is for viewers who want to think and feel for themselves, so if you're looking for pure escape and spoon-fed storytelling, try the latest rom-com form Hollywood. But if you want to spend 80 minutes exploring the simple lives of some people you could easily meet at the nearest small-town ski lodge, check out An Insignificant Harvey.

NOTE: The behind-the-scenes featurettes on the DVD are very well done, engaging, insightful, and fun.

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