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I am a Good Person/I Am a Bad Person (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 September 2011 (Canada)
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When a mother and daughter tour film festivals in Europe and decide to part ways, they must confront life-changing choices alone, before returning home.

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Ingrid Veninger

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Ingrid Veninger
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Credited cast:
Ingrid Veninger ... Ruby
Hallie Switzer Hallie Switzer ... Sara
Braden Sauder Braden Sauder ... Jason
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miles Argue Miles Argue ... Bar Philosopher
Karim Belaala Karim Belaala ... Tattoo Manager
Julian Beyer Julian Beyer ... Yoni
Antoine-John Capeyron Antoine-John Capeyron ... Wombats Bartender
John Capeyron John Capeyron ... Wombats Bartender
Mathieu Chesneau Mathieu Chesneau ... Luke
Ulrike Ehrenberg Ulrike Ehrenberg ... Wombats Receptionist
Ulrike Ehrenberg-Marie Ulrike Ehrenberg-Marie ... Wombats Receptionist
James Glyn ... Bradford Greeter
Benjamin Haller Benjamin Haller ... Bradford Q&A host
Chris Hardaker Chris Hardaker ... Bradford Driver
Humphrey Hayford-Casely Humphrey Hayford-Casely ... Bradford Critic (as Humphrey Casely Hayford)
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Well-intentioned but misguided filmmaker Ruby White leaves her husband and son in Toronto and embarks on a European film festival tour with her eighteen-year-old daughter, Sara, tagging along as her assistant. Ruby over-shares, doesn't listen and is a bundle of insecurities, inevitably pushing Sara (and the world) away. When criticism from an audience member at a UK screening triggers Ruby to question herself, the mother-daughter relationship melts down. Ruby travels to the next screening in Berlin alone, while Sara visits her cousin in Paris. The malaise and loneliness of being on their own forces both women to confront secrets they have withheld from their loved ones, and make a bold decision before they return home. Written by pUNK films inc.

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we are always holding on and letting go.

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Drama

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Not Rated

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Canada

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English

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10 September 2011 (Canada) See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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pUNK FILMS, pUNK Films See more »
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I am a bad movie...
17 December 2016 | by ReganRebeccaSee all my reviews

I don't mind low budget films, or even semi-improvised films so I'm not disqualifying the film on those elements but I did end up hating it because it was flat out bad.

The film is about a Canadian director (played by the actual director), who is going on a cross-Europe trip to promote her latest film taking her daughter (the director's actual real life daughter) with her as her paid assistant. At a certain point the daughter, embarrassed by her mother trying to cut loose, ditches her mother to go to Paris while her mother ends up in Germany, desperately trying anything to promote her film.

I read interviews afterwards trying to figure out how this mess of a film got made and apparently it came together very quickly when the director actually was promoting her film. Honestly the slap dash approach really shows in the filmmaking. Neither of the two leads are really strong enough as actresses to be interesting or to have us invest in their characters. And because I was never invested in the characters I never cared about their dilemmas or watching them as they wandered around various European cities.

Even as an experiment in low/no budget filmmaking this was a tedious chore to watch.


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