Trigger (2011)




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The founding members of a legendary female punk outfit are reunited years after their band imploded, and spend a long night reflecting on both their fractured friendship, as well as their moment in the spotlight in this raucous drama from director Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo, Pontypool). Ever since they were little girls, Victoria "Vic" Sawchyn (Tracy Wright) and Kathryn "Kat" Lake (Molly Parker) were inseparable. Eventually, Victoria and Kathryn started making music together. Dubbed Trigger, their punk-inspired band went through numerous line-up changes before hitting the perfect formula, and storming the charts. Then as quickly as success came, clashing egos and rampant excess brought it crumbling down like a house of cards. Unfortunately, Victoria and Kathryn's friendship appeared to die along with Trigger. A decade later, however, a small record label announces a benefit concert staged to celebrate women who rock. It's clear that the owners of the label expect Victoria and Kathryn to take part in the event, but when the two former friends come together over dinner both end up feeling responsible for the band's demise. Later, after the concert has ended, the two old friends prepare to attend an after-party, and the details of their turbulent relationship slowly come into focus. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Trigger

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

A mesmerizing talk-a-thon with smart, useful things to say about life, love and rock 'n' roll.

Full Review… | September 30, 2010
Globe and Mail
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Shot simply but compellingly, it feels like a polished and practised portrait of rekindled bonds.

Full Review… | September 17, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic aimless and stagy piece of work that fizzles out to an increasingly (and distressingly) demonstrable degree as it progresses.

Full Review… | July 31, 2011
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Full Review… | October 4, 2010
Toronto Star
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September 30, 2010
National Post

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Though too stagey to be great, Trigger is a piece that succeeds in no uncertain terms on the strength of the actors.

Lee Mayo
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