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Set in a dreary urban landscape of Edmonton, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on ... See full summary »
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A sports photographer in rural Canada sends a picture of a high school athlete, Tina Menzhal, to a Montréal fashion agency. This starts Tina on a career taking her from Canada to Paris to Montréal again, to Manhattan, to the world, and then home, through two boyfriends, two husbands, and innumerable TV interviews, either with nasty smiling scandalmongers or with gushing witless twits. In nearly every case, Tina never gets to finish a sentence. She has a suave agent, paparazzi are everywhere ("What the celebs forget, there's always a camera," says one), and a documentary filmmaker is on hand as well. What is it that Tina thinks, feels, and wants: will we ever find out?Written by
The majority of shots of Jessica Pare are broadcast or reflected images: she is seen in video clips, on the monitor of cameras, reflected in mirrors, glimpsed through glass, or in still photos, but rarely directly. See more »
When Tina leaves the hospital, her left arm is in a sling. In subsequent scenes, her right arm is in the sling.
Actually, at 1:05:47, she is clearly shown with her right arm in a sling, just after coming out of hospital. The headshots just prior show the sling to be in a consistent position with this very clear shot. Every shot with the sling is with the right arm in it. See more »
[old guy enthralled by his young lover, obviously doomed relationship]
Look at her.
[beautiful Tina's, in fact, being chatted up on the beach by young stud]
Can you see her?
She's so fucking beautiful.
[smiles proudly, stressed out, takes a sip from drink]
You don't know how beautiful she is. She slides in bed with you naked, you wanna die. It just fucking kills you.
[close-up of her angelic face]
You walk into a room with her, every man, every woman wants her. President of the United States...
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So...here's the story. As a montrealer and as a Canadian, I'm constantly pushing myself to see some Canadian films. Problem is, there aren't any. Sure, you've got Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter and and The Red Violin, but..uh...other than that, not so much.
Ahhhh....but wait! Here's Stardom. And Gosh, it stars just about every montreal actor there is! And Gee! It's directed by Denys Arcand-why he's just fantastic. Perhaps I should see it.
So I did. About a week ago. And I'm still scratching my head. What the heck is this movie? I can't figure it out for the life of me. Jessica Pare is pretty good as Tina. She embodies the role, and does it gracefully. Dan Ackroyd and Frank Langella are also pretty good too. I've never seen Ackroyd like this before, he's very impressive. The overall film is not easy to classify or understand. I guess it's a satire of the media and I guess it's all about fame and celebrities, but gosh darn...I just don't know...
Listen: Go check it out. It's at least cool to see Montreal double for practically every other city in the world.
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