Waydowntown (2002)


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Four friends bet a month's salary to see who can stay indoors the longest... It's lunch hour on day 24 of the wager and everyone's pretty much reached their breaking point. Marijuana-medicated Tom struggles through an illicit affair, flights of self-doubt and periodic superhero sightings, all the while trying to ignore his cubicle mate, Brad, who spends most of the time playing a computer game when not plotting suicide. Go-getter Sandra, convinced toxic air is seeping through the building's vents, sniffs magazine perfume samples as she carries out her latest assignment--trailing her elderly kleptomaniac boss. Randy passes the time by assigning animal names to mall patrons while Curt, the perennially engaged office Lothario, makes his move on a vulnerable co-worker. By the lunch hour's end, the bet has prematurely unfolded, leaving all participants to re-examine what could possibly be worth more than their happiness and freedom.


Critic Reviews for Waydowntown

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (7)

The film's snags and stumblings are more than compensated for by its wryly subversive tone.

Apr 5, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
Boston Globe
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Dilbert without the right-on satiric humor.

Mar 13, 2002 | Full Review…
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A well-put-together piece of urban satire.

Jan 25, 2002
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Burns never really harnesses to full effect the energetic cast.

Jan 25, 2002 | Rating: 2/4

A smart, sardonic satire.

Jan 24, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5

With wit and empathy to spare, waydowntown acknowledges the silent screams of workaday inertia but stops short of indulging its characters' striving solipsism.

Jan 22, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Waydowntown

A nice visit to my home city of Calgary; too bad most of it is spent trapped indoors. I like the shots where he is swimming through the walkways like a fish.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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Not recommanded to claustophobic ppl!

Linda K. T.
Linda K. T.

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