Quirky Yet Accessible — 6 years ago
Apparently, according to the IMDB, this is not a terribly well-liked movie. Now I may be stepping out of some kind of closet or something, but I really like this movie. Sure, it’s formulaic, uses a couple dozen clichés, and is fairly predictable, but it also has moments or originality, and is really entertaining. It’s not supposed to be art. It’s supposed to be a funny movie, and it succeeds in that. The entire cast puts out great comedic performances, and the love story is more than serviceable. Paul Gross puts on many hats for this movie, and as far as I’m concerned, knocks it out of the park. It’s not inspired, brilliant directing, but it’s good enough, and the location shots are beautiful. The supporting cast is great, including the lovely and talented Molly Parker, and Leslie Nielsen gleefully stretching his acting legs after two decades of high-profile, stereotypical Drebin-ish roles. It’s a Canadian version of a stereotypical American sports movie; quirky, funny, and entertaining.