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No Stranger Than Love (2015)

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What is stranger than the big hole that opens up in Lucy Sherrington's living room floor? As it turns out, love.

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Nick Wernham

Writer:

Steve Adams
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alison Brie ... Lucy Sherrington
Justin Chatwin ... Rydell Whyte
Colin Hanks ... Clint Coburn
Mark Forward ... Vernon Paulson
Christopher Cordell ... Randy Whyte
Lisa Berry ... Fay
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Justin Bigelli ... Football Captain
Robin Brûlé ... Verna Coburn
Mason Cardwell Mason Cardwell ... Guy in Bar
Marium Carvell ... Woman #1
Julian DeZotti ... Craig Whyte
Jayne Eastwood ... Brenda
Dylan Everett ... Alex
Samuel Faraci ... Ghost Boy
Paul Fauteux ... Willie Perry
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A young, pretty art teacher, Lucy (adored by every male in her small home town), attempts to embark on an affair with her co-worker, married high-school football coach, Clint. Before it can eventuate he is sucked into a bottomless, zero-gravity hole in her living room floor. One by one all town members come to inspect, theorize about and try to remove Clint from the hole, and in doing so learn about his disloyalty to his wife. The movie is a bit like Being John Malkovich in its metaphysical satire. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Looking for love in all the wrong places.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Rydell Whyte: [from Rydell's notebook] "The danger of a stranger is the threat of a better life".
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Old Spice Er' Gun Powder
Written & Performed by Rik Reese
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A look into the human lack of awareness of ourselves
26 June 2016 | by cekadahSee all my reviews

As Lucy Sherrington says "You think about doing something and it's always different than what you thought". I believe that phrase is key to what Director: Nick Wernham is bringing to light in this lite hearted comedy with a message.

The plot revolves around Lucy Sherrington - the high school art teacher - and the numerous men in this quiet idealized American small town, who have convinced themselves that each is the perfect lover for her. Lucy does not share the interest in their enthusiasm and when she finally gives into Clint - the high school coach - it's a disaster for her and him. In doing this the coach descends into a state of abstraction.

Then into Lucy's life walks the stranger Rydell, who is in that small town to do something that is completely contrary to his nature, but his family expects him to do it. Rydell is the only man to enter into Lucy's life that actually has some level of self awareness because he opens his true thoughts to Lucy and explains to her how he feels about his own life.

When the town discovers what has happened to Clint they all gather together in friendship to bring the coach back into reality. Lucy makes a public confession and Rydell's brothers arrive to take him home. Rydell decides he must be true to himself and abandons his rather hateful brothers and goes to find Lucy.

Throughout this film Clints state of abstraction is symbolized by a bottomless hole in Lucy's living room. When the hole is discovered everyone has a different interpretation to it's meaning. At movies end we see Lucy and Rydell standing before another hole but this hole is a natural formation on the earth and at cliff's edge they stand. Rydell has obviously fallen in love with Lucy but we are left not knowing if Lucy feels the same for Rydell. Lucy now faces her own state of abstraction as symbolized by the vast opening beyond the cliff. There is a difference between Clint's mysterious undefinable abstraction and Lucy's highly defined state of abstraction.

This is a fine movie for the thinking viewer!


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