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Looking for Leonard (2002)

Ted, his girlfriend Jo, and his brother Johnny are small-time robbers in Montreal. The brothers spend their time watching TV, while Jo rereads Leonard Cohen's novel "Beautiful Losers" and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Huffman ... Jo
Joel Bissonnette ... Luka
Benjamin Ratner ... Ted (as Ben Ratner)
Justin Pierce ... Chevy
Darcy Belsher Darcy Belsher ... Johnny
Molly Parker ... Monica
Gabriel Gascon Gabriel Gascon ... Martin
Guy Sprung ... Teacher
Alain Goulem ... Cop #1
Danielle Desormeaux Danielle Desormeaux ... Travel Agent
Jon Tucker Jon Tucker ... Clerk #1
Svetlana Zylin Svetlana Zylin ... Student #1
Christian Paul ... Student #2
Isabelle Blais ... Manon
Derek Lebrero Derek Lebrero ... College Dude #1
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Ted, his girlfriend Jo, and his brother Johnny are small-time robbers in Montreal. The brothers spend their time watching TV, while Jo rereads Leonard Cohen's novel "Beautiful Losers" and attends writing classes. Luka, a Czech immigrant, picks up Jo when he sees her shoplifting. When Johnny surprises Luka kissing Jo, he attacks him. In the ensuing fight Jo accidentally kills Johnny, and Luka leaves the scene, but drops his wallet. The police assume that Luka attacked Johnny after a break-in and Jo goes along with that, but feels guilty about it. Written by Will Gilbert

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Modern tündérmese See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Trivia

Justin Pierce's last film. See more »

Quotes

Jo: What's the worst thing you can imagine?
Monica: Chickens. Small boys with chickens.
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Dedicated to our friend Justin Pierce. See more »

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Features Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1965) See more »

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Good low budget flick with style
26 August 2002 | by christian94See all my reviews

This is a movie (not the only one I am certain) that had to stop filming from lack of funds and finally good enough money to finish this nice little addition to Canadian modern films. The total budget was somewhere below a million, but this character and plot driven story does not need lavish sets or special effects.

Filmed and taking place in Montreal, it tells a story of a Czech immigrant who meets a woman with a crappy bank-robbing husband. She aspires to be a writer and reads Montreal-born Leonard Cohen, whom she idealize (this is however not really explored).

This simple setting enable us to meet interesting characters that are flawed, but rich and contribute greatly to the story. The directing is proficient and shine in a few instances (e.g. brothers sitting on couch or the stop-motion and color). The story and dialogue move well, although the ending is a bit forced and there may be a few slow part here and there. I personally thought the Leonard Cohen footage interspersed in the movie was unnecessary and irrelevant. There is however plenty of humor and fun on the whole.

7/10


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