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Familiar Ground (2011)

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Maryse and her husband are desperate to sell a backhoe sitting abandoned in their suburban yard. Her brother, Benoit, is trapped in endless adolescence, sharing their childhood home with their invalid father. Benoit is enamored with a single mom named Nathalie, and he's hoping to finally grow up by living with her... but Nathalie's son does not approve. A serious accident at the factory where Maryse works, a strange series of coincidences, and the arrival of a man claiming to come from the future launch Maryse and Benoit on a life-changing road trip. Following up his acclaimed feature film "Continental, A Film Without Guns," filmmaker Stéphane Lafleur once again brings us an ensemble of compelling characters, in a story where the ordinary and the fantastic collide.

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Critic Reviews for Familiar Ground

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

All this sounds terribly "indie," admittedly. But thankfully, Lafleur never lets his movie become an oh-so-precious assemblage of quirky tics.

August 3, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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[Its] glacial pace, bloodless performances and minimalist architecture will likely assure it a place in the archives of Forgotten Canadian Cinema.

July 29, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
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The film may be a bit too understated for some viewers, but a bigger message about the ties that bind is there to be seen under the low-key events.

August 3, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Jam! Movies

With a synth-pop soundtrack against a dreary winter backdrop, Stephane Lafleur crafts a sharply funny portrait of prosaic life that's not without moments of light and magic.

June 26, 2011 | Full Review…
Moving Pictures Magazine

Little by little, it draws us in nonetheless.

February 25, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Montreal Film Journal

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