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Allan Moyle has managed to again deliver a great movie about little to nothing (like Empire Records) that leaves you feeling entertained. The sequences that are interspersed throughout the film that show events from the characters point of view that have just used drugs are nothing short of brilliant. The visuals are amazing. This movie does not really glamorize drug use but shows how twisted it really is. However, they juxtapose this view against the greater picture of how twisted the world at large is.
If you liked Gramma's Boy, Empire Records, Clerks, or if you just want a good laugh then grab this movie and enjoy.
Bam! Next scene, the girl (Taryn Manning) is on the floor dead. She OD by taking all the dope the guys were supposed to sell. At this point I am hooked on the movie. Kudos. Now I am wondering why her picture is on the cover? Is this another Steven Seagal in "Executive Decision?" They opt to bury the dead hooker in the basement of a building (drive-in movie) they were formally employed. While they are digging a hole in the dirt basement floor, a group of Satanists, including their former employer(Matt Frewer), is performing a human sacrifice upstairs. Time to hit the pause button, take another hit, and think about what is happening and where this is going.
Okay after a few mispronounced "ave satanas" chants, some spilled blood and our dead hooker is alive and in a quick cat fight with a girl (Maggie Castle) in a plaid "school girl" skirt.
Not being the brightest bulbs in the pack they opt to rob the deserted house only to find it is not only deserted, but they forgot to bring the paper with the combination on it. At one point our duo is held captive by a midget mall cop (Jordan Prentice who was Howard T. Duck). I think you get the idea. Cult movie.
MF, F-bomb, adult themes, a little bit of drug use (just every other scene), no nudity, Canadian.
Here's the scoop. Scott Speedman and Wes Bentley play Dexter and Royce, a couple of junkies who are trying to bury their friend Matilda's (Taryn Manning) body because they think she's overdosed. During the near burial they witness the ritual killing of a guy by the hands of a Satanist cult. Add to that the fact they are into a local thug for $8,000.00 with the clock ticking fast and you're off to the races.
As I mentioned, this is a farce. The various factions need to get things done quickly. The cultists need to off the stoners. The stoners need to crack a safe for the money to get the thug off their case. They run all over Ontario and sometimes there are near misses, while other times they connect with dizzying results. Other characters, who are only peripherally involved, enter the fray at various levels with ....weird results. This starts out as a lot of fun. Speedman and Bentley play well off each other. Most of the other characters are written well, but it starts to get tired after awhile. Royce's utter stupidity and constant misquotes turn from funny to bothersome about half way through things. The fact that Dexter doesn't haul off and whack him is curious further still. And when the "little people's" Medieval Reenactment Troupe enters the picture, all bets are off.
I enjoyed this enough. The acting, directing, music etc. are all decent. And I liked the characters. There just doesn't seem to be much up or down in it all. It's a series of set pieces where the dynamic is nearly flat. And the end. Unless I read this wrong, it seemed to be saying it's better to go through life as a drug addict. Didn't get that. This is a decent, likable movie. Just don't expect much out of it.
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