Thursday, February 9, 2012

Congrats to Canadian indie film Moon Point

Just saw Moon Point during it's first week - now extended for another week! - at the AMC Dundas Square cinema.  Nice little indie film with the usual killer soundtrack that helps to carry over some of the bumps in the talky script.

I wasn't a big fan of the story, such as it is, a kind of shaggy dog road trip via wheelchair and it was stuck in the trendy indie film world of slacker 20 somethings dealing with the kind of problems most of the world would kill to have.  It's the Napoleon Dynamite, Garden State, 500 Days of Summer universe.

But I really liked the secondary characters, a veritable who's who of Canada's supreme comedic acting talent.  The wonderful Jayne Eastwood practically french-kissing her budgie and a wacky Art Hindle in a banana suit are worth the price of admission.  It's not really in the service of a story that mattered much to me, but who cares?  This little film got made for 12 and a half cents, I believe, and what's even more amazing, got distributed in theatres!  (Thanks to renegade film distribution company IndieCan Entertainment.  I hope they can give the big boys a run for their money getting English Canadian movies into real live cinemas.)

Good for them.
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