Men with Brooms (2002)
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Paul Gross acts as writer, director, and star for this sports comedy about a Canadian curling team. When Chris Cutter (Gross) left his hometown of Long Bay, Ontario, he threw his team's curling stones into the lake and left his bride, Julie (Michelle Nolden), standing at the altar. Ten years later, the curling club's leader, Coach Foley, decides to start up the team again. However, he has a heart attack and dies while trying to retrieve the curling stones from the lake. Returning for the coach's
Mar 8, 2002 Wide
Oct 29, 2002
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It makes you believe the cast and crew thoroughly enjoyed themselves and believed in their small-budget film.
Perhaps not since Nelson Eddy crooned his Indian Love Call to Jeanette MacDonald has there been a movie so unabashedly Canadian, not afraid to risk American scorn or disinterest.
This is suitable for desperate Paul Gross fans, because the man is a god, even in extremely silly movies like this one.
The plot of the comeback curlers isn't very interesting actually, but what I like about Men With Brooms and what is kind of special is how the film knows what's unique and quirky about Canadians.
Not completely loveable -- but what underdog movie since The Bad News Bears has been? -- but certainly hard to hate.
Call this The Full Monty on ice, the underdog sports team formula redux.
Scores a few points for doing what it does with a dedicated and good-hearted professionalism.
This is a winning ensemble comedy that shows Canadians can put gentle laughs and equally gentle sentiments on the button, just as easily as their counterparts anywhere else in the world.
Curling may be a unique sport but Men with Brooms is distinctly ordinary.
This isn't exactly profound cinema, but it's good-natured and sometimes quite funny.
While much of the cast has charm -- especially Allodi and Nolden -- the performers are sunk by the film's primitive approach to the mechanics of comedy.
A perplexing example of promise unfulfilled, despite many charming moments.
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