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A pimp suffers the ultimate Bad Day in this independent comedy-drama, the first theatrical feature from Quebecois director Patrice Sauve. Ron Patrice Robitaille) runs a low-rent escort service in a dingy side of Montreal -- or at least he did until he was murdered in his office. Ron was hardly a popular guy, and there are a number of people who had reasons to want him dead, so the question soon becomes who actually had the nerve to do away with him? Was it Stephanie (Fanny Mallette), a call-girl who wants out of the business despite Ron's pleas to stay on for an upcoming convention? Perhaps it's Jenny (Anick Lemay), the best hooker in Ron's stable who thinks she's cut out for better things? What about Maxime (Maxime Denomnee), Ron's assistant who doesn't much like working for him? Maybe it was Olivier (Francois Letourneau), a regular customer who is deep in debt and on Ron's bad side. Or it could be Cheech, who runs a rival escort service and wants Ron out of the way before the lucrative convention gets under way. Based on an award-winning stage drama by Francois Letourneau (who wrote the screenplay as well as playing Olivier), Cheech received its world premiere at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.


Critic Reviews for Cheech

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  • Cheech is ultimately done in by the derivative nature of its backward structure, too many people-screaming-in-rooms scenes and the almost entirely disengaging nature of its characters.

    Dec 15, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Directing such a cavalcade, Patrice Sauvé seems less an assured auteur than an overtaxed traffic cop, waving this one ahead and holding that one back and ultimately, when the final pile-up looms, just tooting his whistle in shrill frustration.

    Dec 15, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Not to everyone's tastes, this Quebec film is nasty, brutal and pulpish. But it has wry humour, too, and works by sucking you into its low-rent world.

    Dec 15, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
  • With its garish and seamy scenes, its flabby shots and not-snappy-enough dialogue, Cheech is often like a nasty old pair of leopard-print underwear, its elastic frayed and loose.

    Dec 14, 2006

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