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Old 06-09-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Is Strange Brew really what one could call "a great Canadian movie"?
Probably most people wouldnt regard Strange Brew as great but i really liked it but then again i think one of the best shows of all time was Trailer Park Boys.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Probably most people wouldnt regard Strange Brew as great but i really liked it but then again i think one of the best shows of all time was Trailer Park Boys.
That IS a good show. Guess we could add "Countdown to Liquor Day" to the list

Chris Balducci, if that's what you're looking for I'll narrow it down to a manageable few movies that concentrate more on Canada rather than just being stories that happen to take place in Canada with Canadian actors.

'The Shipping News', about a New Yorker returning to his ancestral home in Newfoundland
'Jesus of Montreal': about a controversial passion play that raises the ire of the Catholic Church
'Toronto Stories': vignettes surrounding an african boy who sneaks into Canda on a plane and wanders Toronto. Something of a love letter to the city.
'The Necessities of Life': About an Inuit man who travels to Quebec City to be treated for TB in the fifties. Addresses issues of the Aboriginal experience.
'Passchendale': A war movie about a Canadian soldier in WW1. Wasn't my favourite but alot of people liked it.
'Le Divan du Monde': A romance about a broke Acadian and a Quebecker hitchhiking from Vancouver to Prince Edward Island.
'One Week': An English Language alternative to the above, a motorcycle road trip movie from Toronto to BC by a man who's been diagnosed with Cancer.
'La Grande Seduction': A remote Quebec fishing village tries to get a doctor to move there in this comedy.
'FUBAR': A crass comedy about two uncouth friends heading up the oil sands for work.

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Old 06-09-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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1970 movie, Goin Down the Road

About two east coasters trying to cope with
living in the big city, Toronto.

Made for very little money, nice little film.
Cool to see what Toronto looked like in 1970.

1973 movie, Paperback Hero
starring american actor Keir Dullea
set in Saskatchewan.
Good movie seldom seen, was released on VHS but never on DVD.

1988 movie, Some Girls
shot in Quebec in winter , also set in Quebec
starring a very young Patrick Dempsey and Jennifer Connelly

1970 movie, Act of the Heart
set and filmed in Montreal
starring Donald Sutherland and Genevieve Bujold
Very good movie with nice winter scenes.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Why Shoot the Teacher (a friend of ours had a part in it), and I remember seeing My American Cousin years ago and liking it.

Has Mon oncle Antoine been mentioned? If not, it should have. It has been voted the greatest Canadian film of all time. And Tales from the Gimli Hospital - I think it was the film that made Guy Maddin famous.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:24 AM
 
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Strange Brew?
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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One note the shipping news isn't canadian it happens to be set in newfoundland but is no more canadian than any other movie.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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  • The Boys of St. Vincent
  • Secret Nation
I second this choice! Especially the Secret Nation.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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Why Shoot the Teacher (a friend of ours had a part in it), and I remember seeing My American Cousin years ago and liking it.
I remember seeing some of My American Cousin a number of years ago.

CKB
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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Waiting for Fidel is a delightfully bizarre documentary worth taking in if you want to see what Castro's Cuba was like in the early 1970s, complete with a visit to a Potemkin village and with the requisite handlers chiming in, toeing the party line.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In spite of the fact it was made as an American movie and set in Chicago, Wayne's World is actually completely based on Mike Myers' youth growing up Scarborough (Toronto).

The references to road hockey, donut shops, classic rock, hanging out in his parents' finished basement, and a whole bunch of others, are all quite typical of the life experiences of young Canadian men of his generation.
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