Familiar Ground (2011)

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Maryse and her husband are desperate to sell a backhoe sitting abandoned in their suburban yard. Her brother, Benoit, is trapped in endless adolescence, sharing their childhood home with their invalid father. Benoit is enamored with a single mom named Nathalie, and he's hoping to finally grow up by living with her... but Nathalie's son does not approve. A serious accident at the factory where Maryse works, a strange series of coincidences, and the arrival of a man claiming to come from the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Stéphane Lafleur
Box Office: $43.0k
Runtime:
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

All this sounds terribly "indie," admittedly. But thankfully, Lafleur never lets his movie become an oh-so-precious assemblage of quirky tics.

Full Review… | August 3, 2011
Globe and Mail
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[Its] glacial pace, bloodless performances and minimalist architecture will likely assure it a place in the archives of Forgotten Canadian Cinema.

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
Toronto Star
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Full Review… | June 23, 2011
Variety
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The film may be a bit too understated for some viewers, but a bigger message about the ties that bind is there to be seen under the low-key events.

Full Review… | August 3, 2011
Jam! Movies

With a synth-pop soundtrack against a dreary winter backdrop, Stephane Lafleur crafts a sharply funny portrait of prosaic life that's not without moments of light and magic.

Full Review… | June 26, 2011
Moving Pictures Magazine

Little by little, it draws us in nonetheless.

Full Review… | February 25, 2011
Montreal Film Journal

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