6.8/10
5,593
20 user 27 critic

The Trotsky (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 May 2010 (USA)
Trailer
2:23 | Trailer
A Montreal high school student who believes he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky starts a revolution against apathy among his fellow students.

Director:

Jacob Tierney

Writer:

Jacob Tierney
9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Twist (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A queer "Oliver Twist" update set in the hustler district of modern-day Toronto.

Director: Jacob Tierney
Stars: Nick Stahl, Gary Farmer, Stephen McHattie
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Victor is new to Montreal and attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer and the cat-loving Louise, but everybody is on edge with a serial killer terrorizing the neighborhood.

Director: Jacob Tierney
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Diane D'Aquila
Lovesick I (2016)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Dash is 33, broke, depressed and still in love with his ex, Lauren, who suddenly gets engaged. It all seems hopeless until he meets Nora - a spontaneous and unforgettable woman. But timing is everything, and Nora's not going to wait around.

Director: Tyson Caron
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Adam Brooks, Sarah Constible
Preggoland (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A thirty-five-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends.

Director: Jacob Tierney
Stars: Laura Harris, Carrie Ruscheinsky, Denise Jones
Man Seeking Woman (2015–2017)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A naive romantic goes on a desperate quest for love when his longtime girlfriend dumps him.

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Eric André, Britt Lower
Real Time (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gripping thriller about a hit man who gives a down-and-out compulsive gambler just one last hour to live.

Director: Randall Cole
Stars: Randy Quaid, Jay Baruchel, Jayne Eastwood
Trotsky (2017)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In May 1940, on the outskirts of Mexico City, a detachment of Mexican Communists dressed as policemen attack the house of the former leader of the Russian revolution, Leon Trotsky. By an ... See full summary »

Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Mikhail Porechenkov, Maksim Matveev
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric ... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine
Stars: Oussama Nadir, Mohsen Mohieddin, Nour El-Sherif
Peepers (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A rag-tag group, led by the eagle-eyed Steve, take to Montreal's chilly rooftops under cover of night. They're on the prowl for the perfect peep desperate to glimpse a "hottie hookup," a "... See full summary »

Director: Seth W. Owen
Stars: Joe Cobden, Janine Theriault, Paul Spence
I'm Reed Fish (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Reed Fish's life turns into chaos when a high school crush returns to Mud Meadows on the eve of his marriage to the small town's sweetheart.

Director: Zackary Adler
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Alexis Bledel, Victor Rasuk
Just Buried (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young man inherits a nearly bankrupt funeral home from his estranged father. He falls in love with the alluring young mortician, only to find out she's offing people to keep the place in business!

Director: Chaz Thorne
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Sergio Di Zio, Nigel Bennett
Fetching Cody (2005)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Art, a drug-addicted dealer and hustler, arrives at his girlfriend Cody's apartment to find that she has overdosed on heroin. He tries to fix things by traveling back in time in an attempt to prevent her death.

Director: David Ray
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Sarah Lind, Jim Byrnes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liane Balaban ... Nadza
Jay Baruchel ... Leon Bronstein
Taylor Baruchel Taylor Baruchel ... School Girl #2
Dan Beirne ... Dan (as Daniel Beirne)
Domini Blythe ... Mrs. Davis
Jonathan Bosco Jonathan Bosco ... Horne (Kid in Costume)
Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc ... Female Cop
Justin Bradley Justin Bradley ... Jimmy
Geneviève Bujold ... Denise Archambault
Anne-Marie Cadieux ... Anna Bronstein
Jesse Camacho ... Skip
Cecile Cristobal Cecile Cristobal ... TV Reporter Haiyan Zhang
Darren Curtis Darren Curtis ... Taxi Driver
Paul Doucet ... Male Cop
Guy Dufaux Guy Dufaux ... Homeless Person
Edit

Storyline

Leon Bronstein is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army hero, Leon Trotsky. When his father sends Leon to public school as punishment for starting a hunger strike at Papa's clothing factory, Leon quickly lends new meaning to the term 'student union', determined as he is to live out his pre-ordained destiny to the fullest and change the world. Written by Alliance Films

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

La révolution, ça commence au secondaire See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French | Russian | Hebrew | German

Release Date:

5 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High School Revolution See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

CAD6,400,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At one point in the film, Alexandra jokingly inquires if Leon intends to live out Trotsky's life 'icepick and all'. This is a reference to how Leon Trotsky died due to injuries sustained from a blow to his head from an icepick. See more »

Quotes

Frank McGovern: I don't think you need a lawyer.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After credits a usually confused Leon is seen walking up to a bench and sitting on it in a jump suit. See more »

Connections

References Land and Freedom (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Talk Down
Written by Dave Hamelin, Tim Fletcher, Liam O'Neil, Olivier Corbeil, Gus Coriandoli
Enterprises the Stills
Performed by The Stills
Courtesy of Arts & Crafts Productions
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A light watch for the socially inclined
9 January 2012 | by stpxSee all my reviews

By no means should one watch this film expecting a display of artistic profundity. For preventive measures, I should go so far as to even warn the observant and diligent viewer that one shouldn't expect even a modestly refined film here. As it does, effectively, preserve those prevalent formulaic variables of film which aficionados have come to despise so vehemently: the typical roller coaster relationship; the target objective that always seems so very far away, yet somehow the protagonist manages to overcome those countless obstacles and succeed; the strained relationship that concludes so predictably. It gets very tiresome, and, frankly, in the book of any wise movie goer these should stand out as the trademarks of ineptness. Nothing great has earned that title by conforming well to established routines and expectations--one would believe a film inspired by Trotsky would understand this much.

Nonetheless, this hardly makes the film less enjoyable, just not well disposed to reside amongst the ranks of the truly memorable. If one is disposed to counter-culture as I am, then one should not hesitate to watch this film, despite its many shortcomings one will laugh often and maybe even discover some relatable experiences therein. Treat this film as a variant of the common mass-produced comedy with a twist in the favor of those of a progressive nature.


5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed