In Weedsville, Ontario, friends Royce (an ideas guy) and Dexter (the quiet, introspective one of the two) are slacker druggies. In Dexter owing their drug dealer Omar $1,700, Royce, with the help of his friend Mattie (who many people, including Omar, "mistakenly" believe is a hooker), has made a deal with Omar to sell some of his drugs for him in the profit amount of what Dexter owes as payment. Mattie, who is also a druggie, came up with the idea having a secondary plan in mind to pay back Omar. She is aware that wealthy Jason Taylor, who is currently in the hospital with his wife Irene standing 24-hour vigil there leaving their house empty, does not believe in banks and keeps his money in a safe in the house. As Mattie knows the safe combination, the three of them can steal the money and thus keep Omar's drugs for their own consumption. As the week progresses with the three awaiting the right time to make the heist, Mattie overdoses on the drugs and dies. As Royce believes going to ...Written by
The character of Omar was originally written to be a Cockney Gangster named "Nigel", but when the Director, Writer, and Producer saw Raoul Bhaneja's audition, the role was re-written to fit his hilarious (and oddly hard-to-place) fake accent. Thus, Omar was born. See more »
Struggle, Struggle, Struggle
Written by Ryan Weber and Sam Weber
Performed by The Weber Brothers
Courtesy of LastJack Entertainment
Published by LastJack Entertainment (SOCAN) See more »
Weirdsville, population: everyone
This friend of mine told me about this movie, he got some kind of a screening pass, I don't know... so I walk in there expecting a bunch of vomiting heroin junkies speaking German and all that arty stuff. I never thought a movie about junkies would be that funny and out there. It's so much more than one of those 'don't do drugs' movies Hollywood makes - it's got car chases, gangsters, guns, and there's Satanists and midgets dressed like knights, it's messed up. One of the Satanist freaks is that freaky killer from History of Violence... he's funny in this but I kept getting the creeps every time I saw him. Scott Speedman and Wes Bentley were hilarious, they played off each other really well - they were funny and it didn't even look like they were acting most of the time, they looked like they've known each other their whole life. I was surprised with Bentley, he's not a stiff like usual, he kinda plays the lovable bonehead. Taryn Manning is really good too. There's a bunch of hysterical parts in the movie, I don't really want to give any of it away... so I'm not sure what else to say. They shot it in my home town Brantford, I didn't know until I was watching it and recognized the downtown, that'll send anybody from Brant county for a spin... they shot some of it at that old drive-in on the west end, just before the Blue Bird plant. The music is pretty cool too - The Dears is in it, so is The Constantines and Shout Out Out Out Out, it's about frigging time somebody started using cool Canadian bands in a movie. Speaking of which, I thought it was pretty rad that the guy who directed it did Pump Up The Volume too. They do some cool stuff with the camera work too, to put you in the mindset of a junkie. Another cool thing is they don't really tell you what the drug is - heroin maybe, or coke... I like that you don't really know cause it's not really the point what drug they're on - it's that they're on drugs period.
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