Fetching Cody (2005)




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A small-time Vancouver drug dealer traverses through time in a desperate bid to alter the grim fate of his comatose girlfriend in this bittersweet time travel fantasy from first-time director David Ray. Art (Jay Baruchel) is a petty drug slinger whose relationship with girlfriend and addict Cody (Sarah Lind) is starting to get serious. After Art arrives home one evening to find Cody overdosed on the floor and drifting into a coma, he seeks refuge at the home of eccentric junk collector Harvey (Jim Byrnes) -- an old street friend who claims that the ratty recliner he has recently acquired is actually a cleverly disguised time machine. Immediately dismissing his friend's outlandish claim but desperate to fulfill his promise that he will always be there to protect her, Art collapses in the chair and wishes himself back to the time before Cody became addicted to drugs. Upon awakening in another time, Art realizes that the chair is in fact the real deal and embarks on a desperate mission to change the future and save Cody's life.
Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Sarah Lind
as Cody
Jim Byrnes
as Harvey
Lucas Blaney
as Holden Wesson
Neil Denis
as Sudden
Liam McGuigan
as David `Helmut' Yar
Chilton Crane
as Mrs. Wesson
Nicole Muñoz
as Young Cody
Robert Kaiser
as Sabrina
Barclay Hope
as Mr. Wesson
Peter Hanlon
as School Principal
Art Kitching
as Paramedic No. 1
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Critic Reviews for Fetching Cody

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Ungainly mix of gritty street-life drama, perky teen romance and seriocomic sci-fi time-tripping never jells.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Top Critic

Ray's script shambles off in all directions and succeeds only in reinforcing our disbelief.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The final third of the script feels like an afterthought in a film that cannot bring any plausibility to its gritty setting nor its characters' plight because it began with an inherently sentimental plot device.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

...certain scenes come off as surprisingly entertaining while others just seem to drag on and on.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

Fetching Cody, with its squeaky-clean leads and tidy Vancouver streets generally comes off like an ABC After School Special with a lukewarm Twilight Zone ending.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Fetching Cody

Same premise as The Butterfly Effect, with near the same ending. Not as memorable, but still enjoyable

Jerrod Kasperson
Jerrod Kasperson

well done film about how our choices create our world and the impact we have, even when we're not aware and the power of putting someone else's happiness and well being ahead of our own. Very well acted with some great subtle moments of humor. There are some inconsistencies and coincidences that are a bit tough to swallow, but they further the story so they're worth overlooking.

John Wagner
John Wagner

Great performance by Jay Baruchel. Over all movie is a little far fetched. It is a very intersting concept that makes you think. Some of the dialog is forced and there are a few scenes that don't fit the sequence, but over all enjoyable.

Casey  Garvey
Casey Garvey

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