Monkey Warfare (2006)
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A pair of pot-smoking Toronto bohemians whose dealer has just been busted are shaken from their stoned complacency by a mysterious young radical in director Reginald Harkema's contemporary urban comedy. Dan (Don McKellar) and Linda (Tracy Wright) spend their days scavenging the local garbage dumps and garage sales for undervalued curiosities, and the nights smoking weed and gazing at the stars. When their usually-reliable dealer is suddenly, and unwillingly forced out of business by the
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Not only does it wear its budgetary restrictions with flair and a winning sense of authenticity, it allows its characters - and the remarkable trio who play them - to roam freely in the gap between good intentions and regrettable results.
Along with some fairly silly comedy, romance and irony bounce off each other through Monkey Warfare.
Deep-dyed deadpan Monkey Warfare reps an above-average entry in the Canadian cinematic tradition of loser comedy.
A self-professed student of Godard, [Reginald] Harkema more closely resembles another Godard acolyte, Tarantino, right down to the latter's love of weed, foxy chicks, and subtle deceptiveness.
Closet anarchists and urban guerrillas everywhere will enjoy director/writer ... Reginald Harkema's 'How to Fuck The Man' primer.
In the end, the movie's higher themes -- whether the kids and their angry anarchy is "purer" and less hypocritical than old-school activism, that sort of thing -- tend to fall flat.
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