Souvenir of Canada (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Souvenir of Canada (2005)

Souvenir of Canada (2005)

Souvenir of Canada

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Nostalgia permeates this look at the Canadian pop-culture museum installed in a typical British Columbia bungalow by artist Douglas Coupland. Adapted from Coupland's best-selling series of similarly titled books and focusing on a typical Canadian home stripped and re-painted before being filled with a variety of such undeniably Canadian items as bilingual cereal boxes and Terry Fox memorabilia, the documentary also provides a springboard for Coupland to ponder Canada's national identity while focusing on the artist's relationship with his father and his country's ever-shifting relationship with their neighbor to the south -- the United States. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
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On DVD: May 5, 2009
Runtime:

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I like Doug Coupland more than I liked his film. Maybe because, as an American, I couldn't quite connect with the inside jokes and subtle humor(?). I only vaguely remember Terry Fox, I've never had Molson beer, and I thought a 'Canadian Stubbie' was an endearing reference to Michael J. Fox. (Who knew!?)

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Randy Tippy

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½

This documentary is like an inside joke for all Canadians. Douglas Coupland hollows out a house and fills it to the rafters with Canadian minutiae. He never quite acheived his goal of getting to the heart of Canadian identity and this film seems a little less than satisfying on the whole.

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Emily Armstrong

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an interesting piece of work that scores on all accounts...an interesting concept and pieced together well...i went into this film blind so i have to say i was pleasently surprised at where the story took me!

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