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Guidance (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 August 2015 (USA)
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Fabricating credentials to score a last-ditch job as a high school guidance counsellor, a boozing, drug-addled former child star becomes an improbable hit with his students by dispensing the worst advice possible.

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Pat Mills

Writer:

Pat Mills
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Mills ... David Gold
Zahra Bentham ... Jabrielle
Kevin Hanchard ... Principal Newman
Tracey Hoyt ... Brenda
David Tompa ... Scott Howell
David Alexander ... Desmond (as David Wontner)
Eleanor Zichy ... Rhonda
Alex Ozerov ... Brent 'Ghost'
Laytrel McMullen Laytrel McMullen ... Nisha
Ian Matthews ... Mr. Schlitz
Jen Goodhue ... Mrs. Schlitz
Allison Hossack Allison Hossack ... Ginny
Maria Vacratsis ... Ms. Kim
Timm Zemanek Timm Zemanek ... Mr. Ball
Jane Moffat ... Ms. Simms
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Fabricating credentials to score a last-ditch job as a high school guidance counsellor, a boozing, drug-addled former child star becomes an improbable hit with his students by dispensing the worst advice possible.

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This high school guidance counsellor exists in the space between caring too much... and not giving a f**k See more »

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Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Pat Mills, the writer, producer, and star, was also a child actor. See more »

Goofs

When David and Gabrielle go on the hold-up spree, they are driving a late-model Ford Focus. When they stop by the side of the road for him to use the bathroom, they are driving an earlier model Ford Focus, and the yellows are different shades. See more »

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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »

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Simplicity
Written by Paul Mottram
Courtesy of Audio Network US, Inc.
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Impressive Netflix find
3 July 2016 | by somfSee all my reviews

Pat Mills is a talented funny guy. I had never of him prior to reading about this film on Rotten Tomatoes where they have a great section showcasing films that are currently on Netflix. It sounded interesting and it turned out to be really funny.

Mills plays a former child star with all the clichéd dysfunctional attributes that go with that curse. He apparently has first hand experience, because when I looked him up I discovered that he began his career as a child on a Nickelodeon show,

Mills character David, lies to get his job and then begins doling out the worst advice possible. It all turns out funnier than it should be. At one point the school Administrator's discover his lies and his actions and the film takes a different much less successful turn. I think Mills makes some really bad choices at this point with the character including his turning on his students.

Look, odds are if you watch this close to the date of this post, you are going to go into it with few expectations, and you are very likely to be happily surprised. Almost gave it a 7 due to the weak final act, but gave it an 8 for its' uniqueness.


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