Souvenir of Canada (2006)
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Come join Douglas Coupland, one of our greatest national voices, on a hilarious, cinematic joyride.SOUVENIR OF CANADA joins internationally celebrated author Douglas Coupland (Generation X, jPod) on a journey to find out what makes Canadians, Canadians. Coupland seeks out the answers in the darnedest of places: like stubby beer bottles, Ookpiks, bilingual cereal boxes and Terry's Fox's worn-out sock. His dream is to build a "Canada House" to house all these unique pop objects and memories, that
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For the most part, [Coupland's] far too fascinated with minutiae to offer any meaningful insights, and he's downright woeful at his attempts at stand-up humour.
Though Coupland is a postmodernist, he gives in to certain coercive generalizations.
This is a surprisingly endearing documentary that attempts to explain Canadian culture, and while it's a bit odd as a movie, it's quite wonderful as some sort of national artifact.
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