Twenty-nine year old Vancouverite Ryan Arlen is floundering in life. As a result, his girlfriend dumps him, she kicks him out of their apartment, and he is suspended from his mindless office job all on the same day. But Ryan thinks his life is turning around when out of a fluke of circumstances he is offered a job working for the provincial lottery corporation, and his real estate developer brother, with who he has a somewhat strained relationship, allows him to be the live-in caretaker of an empty upscale condo complex. After the initial euphoria, Ryan questions whether these new situations are just a continuation of his boring middle class existence, especially when others around him, such as his parents (his father who also recently lost his job) and his best friend, a slacker named Spike, are displaying a new found entrepreneurial spirit regardless of the actual business ventures. So when Bryce, a golf course designer that he met recently, offers him a lucrative business ...Written by
Big Not Small
Music written and performed by Paul Reddick & Colin Linden
Lyrics by Paul Reddick
Northern Blues Music/Colin Linden Publishing (SOCAN)
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A Bit Preachy...
While this film seems to set out to be kind of a life study / commentary on society, it seems to get rapped up in itself much like it's main character does. While I actually agree with the values & statements made, they aren't articulated very naturally. It almost sounds like it's lecturing the viewer, which would be OK if the film wasn't playing off of it being a life study / romantic comedy.
Overall the film as a "cute" vibe to it. The woman who plays Ming is easy on the eyes as well. It does however feel like a low-budget movie & some of the editing seems off. Still it passes as entertaining to watch even if you don't really come away with anything at the end.
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