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While no one will be nominating "Men With Brooms" for any awards, it's a surprisingly watchable, funny movie that follows the good, old-fashioned 'reunite the underdogs' sports movie formula with a bit of "Red Green"esque Canadian men making gentle fun of themselves. Sadly, I think it never saw an American release, but its worth adding to anyone's collection of funny sports movies.
Even the performances in this movie break above the usual sports/romantic comedy level. Paul Gross (who I have sadly never seen in "Due South") plays a convincingly cynical sports star come home to small-town Ontario. Leslie Nielsen breaks typecast for a crotchety, but still-funny former curling star, and Bob Bainborough (Dalton Humphrey on "Red Green") steals his scenes as a curling announcer reminiscent of a less-grating Bob Uecker in "Major League".
I recommend this movie for sports nuts, romantic comedy fans, and people with a soft spot for Canadian humor. I found it to be a pleasant surprise, and I'll bet you will too...
If "Men With Brooms" suffers from one particular ailment, it would be that it tries to be a number of different films rolled into one: a love story, a buddy film, a curling documentary of sorts, the quintessential Canadian comedy. But the strength of its original script and ensemble cast really shines. Big name Canadian talent includes Paul Gross ("Due South," "Hamlet" at Stratford), Molly Parker ("Five Senses," "Rare Birds,") and Leslie Nielsen ("Due South," "Airplane," "Naked Gun"), although all of the actors do a fantastic job.
The basic premise is that Donald Foley, the beloved coach of the Long Bay, Ontario curling team has just died, and in his videotaped will he wants the team to reunite and attempt to win the Golden Broom, the most prestigious award in curling. The skip, Chris Cutter, left town ten years ago after losing an important game and leaving his fiancée Julie, Donald's daughter, standing at the altar.Read more ›
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My husband has recently turned into a fanatic curler and he absolutely loves this movie. This is a great gift for any curling fan in your life!Published 1 month ago by RiverSong
I've just started a collection of movies about obscure sports from the Winter Olympics. I'm now looking for either a biathalon comedy or a big hill ski jumping drama.Published 1 month ago by Tommie S Chambers
a favorite film. small town guys comeback to town to honor a past mentor and make good on past mistakes. fun with plenty of cheesiness.Published 2 months ago by MadKeenOn
It's an odd film with some very poignant moments. I confess I bought it because of the actors in the movie. Once you get over the "broom thing," you'll enjoy it.Published 4 months ago by L. Dobbins
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