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Ben's at Home (2014)

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Heartbroken and cynical after he's dumped by his girlfriend, Ben makes the unusual decision never to leave his house again.


Mars Horodyski
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Abramovici ... Ben
Jessica Embro Jessica Embro ... Jess
Jim Annan ... Jim
Craig Brown ... Craig
David Reale ... David
Rob Baker ... Rob
Inessa Frantowski ... Couch Girl
Sarah Booth ... Katie (as Sarah Hansen)
Ruth Goodwin ... Rachel
Miranda Millar ... Melinda
Hilary Carroll Hilary Carroll ... Carol
Tennille Read ... Bartender
Asante Tracey Asante Tracey ... Katie's New Man
Schnitzel Schnitzel ... Schnitzel
Ace Hicks ... Friend at Bar #1


Ben and Katie break-up in the lead up to his thirtieth birthday. He doesn't want to show anyone how much the break-up has affected him, he only stating to friends that their time together had taken its course. His friends not only want him to get back into the dating scene, but just want him to get out and have fun, which generally means going to the bars. Ben, however, comes to the conclusion that he has never really enjoyed the bar scene, and takes a stance that he will no longer spend his time at such places, and beyond taking his dog Schnitzel out for her walks, extends it to that he won't go out at all. That self-imposed shut-in status may include not going to the imminent bachelor party and wedding of one of his best friends, Jim, which may negatively affect his friendships in their totality. Beyond his work as a movie reviewer for a number of online publications, he has to find ways to survive at home in all aspects of his life, both personally and professionally. He is largely... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

9 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs



Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Right next to Ben's door is a framed movie poster for Mandella (2012), a short film directed and produced by Dan Abramovici, who plays Ben. See more »

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31 March 2015 | by daniellaw20See all my reviews

This romantic comedy is full of amazing Toronto talent. It will warm your heart and make you laugh. They have been raking in tons of well deserved awards worldwide. The most recent ones were "Best Feature" at Canadian Film Festival in Toronto and "Audience Choice Award" at Gasparilla in Tampa. It is jammed pack with Canadian comics. It is directed, produced & co-written by Mars Horodyski. Dan Abramovici not only stars as the lead actor, but he also co-wrote and produced it as well. This team deserves everyone's support so they can keep making more great movies and make a mark in the film industry. Make sure to watch out for the movie in Theatres near you across Canada... and hopefully on Netflix too!!

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