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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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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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If you like Woody Allen movies, you'll love this!
6 December 2011 | by karen-clarkSee all my reviews

"I'm a good person/I'm a bad person" is currently playing exclusively at select festivals and is Ingrid Veninger at her comedic finest. A delightful comedy (and commentary) on the angst all mothers and daughters face about the difficulties involved when relationship roles are stretched, tested, and re-defined. A must see for anyone who has ever been embarrassed by their mother while traveling or otherwise. A poignant and honest account that speaks to the reality of a stale marriage and how it is compromised when children are involved. Funny, delightful, and intriguing; Veninger is burgeoning in her role as a Canadian on-screen satirical genius.


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