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Firecrackers (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama | 29 March 2019 (USA)
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A teenage girl and her friend run into problems when they plan to leave town.

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Jasmin Mozaffari
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Cast overview:
Michaela Kurimsky ... Lou
Karena Evans ... Chantal
Callum Thompson ... Jesse
David Kingston ... Johnny
Tamara LeClair ... Leanne
Scott Cleland ... Josh
Dylan Mask ... Kyle
Gabe Meacher Gabe Meacher ... Eric
Robert Cormier ... Shane
Tarick Glancy ... Travis
Karleena Kelly ... Cam Girl
Devon Collins ... Taylor (as Devon Mary Doherty)
Jorja Cadence ... Skylar
David Parisian ... Pastor
Matthew MacCallum Matthew MacCallum ... Choir Singer
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Lou and her best friend Chantal plan to get out of their isolated, run-down town and move to a city far, far away. When Chantal's unstable and possessive ex violates her during a night of partying, the girls decide to exact their revenge on him through a night of vandalism and debauchery. The consequences of their actions are devastating, threatening the girls' chances of ever leaving. The more Lou fights tooth-and-nail to save her friendship and hold onto her dreams, the more she spins out of control as she begins to realize that freedom will come at a high cost.

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Canada

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English

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29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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A well made film on a small budget
11 May 2019 | by proud_ludditeSee all my reviews

Lou (Michaela Kurimsky) and Chantal (Karena Evans) are teenagers in an unnamed small town in Ontario. As they are living lives at the lower end of the social order , they work toward a goal to move away - maybe New York, maybe western Canada. Complications happen along the way.

For a small-scale film, the characterizations are impressive. Other small roles stand out as well especially members of Lou's family including her troubled mother (Tamara Leclair) and her younger brother (Callum Thompson) who is showing early signs of being gay or transgender.

Kurimsky stands out as someone who has just had enough of her circumstances and does as much as she can to go beyond them. Even when Lou's actions go too far, it's still tempting to cheer for her regardless.

Sometimes, "Firecrackers" is marred by occasional mumbling. There is also an incident near the end that was just too predictable. But otherwise, writer/director Jasmin Mozaffari has created a story in which each moment (aside from the one mentioned) is unpredictable. It has a flow that is as wild as the people involved in it.


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