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Waydowntown (2002)

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.

Cast

Brian Stollery
as Birks Clerk
Judith Buchan
as Mrs. Drysdale
Mike Eberly
as Superhero
Harris Hart
as Mr. Mather
Jack Rich
as Secretary
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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.

April 5, 2002 | Rating: 3/4
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Dilbert without the right-on satiric humor.

March 13, 2002 | Full Review…
New York Observer
Top Critic

A well-put-together piece of urban satire.

January 25, 2002
Newsday
Top Critic

Burns never really harnesses to full effect the energetic cast.

January 25, 2002 | Rating: 2/4
New York Post
Top Critic

A smart, sardonic satire.

January 24, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/5
New York Times
Top Critic

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

January 22, 2002 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

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

Super Reviewer

Not recommanded to claustophobic ppl!

Linda K. T.
Linda K. T.

Super Reviewer

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