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Nicholas Campbell as Leif Roulette
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927.06 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 40 min
P/S 4 / 24
1.68 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 40 min
P/S 6 / 39

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Reviewed by ptlcan-189068 / 10

Algonquin as Analogy

I really watched this movie because I am a mammoth Nicholas Campbell fan and it is vaguely depressing that somebody of his talent is still grinding it out in under publicized indie films. I guess you hit a certain age as an actor/actress and you get relegated to mom/dad/crazy aunt/crazy uncle roles.

Campbell's presence and choices as a father and writer drive the film, he plays an aging writer who is charming but clearly faded from prominence who contacts his adult son to essentially write the book he always wanted to write with him a ham handed gesture at healing old wounds. The adult son presents as a disheveled and lost semi-man child with resentments about the past and no real sense of who he is. The premise is a book about Algonquin Park. The two men connect awkwardly because Campbell's character exited his family years before.

However, a shift occurs and there are plenty of hints it is coming in some seemingly minor details and our main character Jake discovers things about his father that are unsettling but compel him to try and finish the project and grapple with bonding with the other important people in his father's life, a life he never got to have.

Along the way Algonquin with its scenery serves as a source of healing, self discovery and a degree of acceptance. There are a few clunky moments and the natural setting often speaks for itself. Some of the symbolism is a bit obvious but it shows up in fleeting moments. Jake achieves a greater sense of who he is and sheds some of the internal anger and turmoil, he grows up. One other thing I do like about this movie, it is typically Canadian in that everything does not simply become resolved, the ending is very suitable for the life his father led. It is in many ways a "quiet" movie but not insubstantial. I hope more people see it but it seems to me that Canadians are often guilty of not appreciating their homegrown talent and I don't know much about how films get distributed but my guess is it did not hit many theaters either.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle6 / 10

better with Leif

Jake Roulette (Mark Rendall) is a high school teacher and a pushover. His father Leif (Nicholas Campbell) returns home out of the blue. Leif is looking for money and is living off of his past glory as an author. His mother Rita (Sheila McCarthy) refuses to give him any money. Carmen (Victoria Sanchez) is a mystery woman with a young son.

I really like the father son dysfunctional relationship. I prefer that movie to this movie. It loses something when it switches to a different relationship. It's a better story with Leif and Nicholas Campbell is a superior actor. All in all, this is not bad but a more standard story with Leif would have been better.

Reviewed by smedzzz10 / 10

Find this film and see it!

You won't be disappointed. Funny, quirky, sentimental and great acting.

Jonathan Hayes at his finest.

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This film is not lacking in any way.

You will love the cinematography.

As you know, it is a top notch cast.

I have had the privilege of seeing this film through its development and it is remarkable.

As I said in the the summary; Find this film and see it, then vote it up.

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