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Weirdsville

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Allan Moyle
Produced by Michael Baker
Hartley Gorenstein
Morris Ruskin
Jennifer L. Stivala
Nicholas D. Tabarrok
Perry Zimel
Written by Willem Wennekers
Starring Scott Speedman
Wes Bentley
Taryn Manning
Music by John Rowley
Cinematography Adam Swica
Editing by Michael Doherty
Brigitte Rabazo
Distributed by Magnolia Pictures
THINKFilm
Equinoxe Films
Shoreline Entertainment
Running time 90 minutes
Country Flag of the United States United States
Flag of Canada Canada
Language English
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Weirdsville is a comedy/drama/horror film directed by Allan Moyle and written by Willem Wennekers. The film premiered January 19, 2007 at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival.[1] The film has also been shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Raindance Film Festival.[2] The film opens in limited release in the United States on October 5, 2007 in 1 theater in Austin, Texas, and will expand to 2 more theaters (in Atlanta and Portland) two weeks later.[3] The film is set to be released on November 16, 2007 in the United Kingdom.[2] Allan Moyle is a Canadian-born film director. ... Morris Ruskin is an independent film producer and CEO of Shoreline Entertainment. ... Actor Scott Speedman in Underworld: Evolution Scott Speedman (born September 1, 1975) is an English-born Canadian actor. ... Wesley Cook Bentley (born September 4, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas) is an American film actor. ... Taryn Manning (born November 6, 1978) is an American actress, fashion designer, dancer and singer/songwriter. ... Magnolia Pictures is an American film distributor, and is a holding of 2929 Entertainment, owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban. ... ThinkFilm is a distibutor of independent films which was founded in 2001. ... // For over fifteen years, Shoreline Entertainment, under the creative direction of producer Morris Ruskin (Glengarry Glen Ross, The Man from Elysian Fields) has produced more than thirty feature films and secured distribution for hundreds more. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Allan Moyle is a Canadian-born film director. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... The 2007 Slamdance Film Festival took place in Park City, Utah from January 18 to January 27, 2007. ... The Edinburgh International Film Festival or EIFF is part of the Edinburgh Festival, which takes place every August, in Edinburgh. ... Poster for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival Box office at the Manulife Centre The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held in Toronto, Canada, is widely considered to be one of the top film festivals in the world. ... The Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United Kingdom. ... Limited release is a term in the American motion picture industry for a motion picture that is playing in a select few theaters across the country (typically in cities such as New York and Los Angeles). ... Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas, the county seat of Travis County, and home to the University of Texas at Austin. ... Nickname: Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia Coordinates: , Country State Counties Fulton, DeKalb Government  - Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area  - City  132. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ...


The film takes place in Northern Ontario and was filmed in Canada.[4] Filming completed April 8, 2006.[5] Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ...

Contents

Cast

  • Joey Beck as Sheldon
  • Wes Bentley as Royce
  • Raoul Bhaneja as Omar
  • Greg Bryk as Abel
  • Randy Butcher as Hockey Goalie
  • Maggie Castle as Treena
  • Joe Dinicol as Jeremy Taylor
  • Matt Frewer as Jason Taylor
  • Derek Gilroy as Squinty
  • Taryn Manning as Matilda
  • James McQuade as Garry
  • Mark Parr as Anthony
  • Jordan Prentice as Martin
  • Dax Ravina as Seamus
  • Allan Redford as Theo
  • Scott Speedman as Dexter
  • Shayne Wyler as Todd

Wesley Cook Bentley (born September 4, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas) is an American film actor. ... Raoul Bhaneja (born on 6 June 1974 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England) is a Canadian actor. ... Matt Frewer (b. ... Taryn Manning (born November 6, 1978) is an American actress, fashion designer, dancer and singer/songwriter. ... Actor Scott Speedman in Underworld: Evolution Scott Speedman (born September 1, 1975) is an English-born Canadian actor. ...

Plot

Dexter (Scott Speedman) and Royce (Wes Bentley) are two slackers living in Northern Ontario. One night it appears their friend Matilda (Taryn Manning) has overdosed on drugs, which they were supposed to sell for a local drugdealer named Omar (Raoul Bhaneja), so they decide to bury her body in the boiler room of a drive-in theater that's closed for the winter. They interrupt a Satanic cult performing a ritual sacrifice and have to run away from the cult and the drug dealer that are both after them.[1][4] Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ...


Reception

Joe Leydon of Variety said the Following: "Deconstructionists will delight in divining the influences that inform "Weirdsville," a cleverly constructed, capably crafted and often uproarious shaggy-dog black comedy that riffs on everything from "Trainspotting" and Quentin Tarantino to "Race With the Devil" and Elmore Leonard. Nimbly directed by Allan Moyle, this Canadian-produced potential sleeper could command an even larger cult following than the helmer's enduringly popular "Pump Up the Volume." Savvy marketing and a shrewd release strategymight help it make at least a minor splash with mainstream auds as well.".[6]"


Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter wrote "Director Allan Moyle has described Weirdsville as a Canadian Trainspotting, which is a bit of wishful thinking", saying "it lacks the inventiveness and biting edge of Danny Boyle's landmark movie" and while the film "has some quirky pleasures, it seems unlikely to achieve either major cult status or boxoffice success." Farber said that some of the incidents in the script "are bizarrely funny" but "[Allan Moyle] fails to provide the energy necessary to keep us involved." Farber described the film as "frenetic and convoluted rather than pleasingly impudent." Speaking of the cast, Farber said "the cast is generally better than the material", "Speedman and Bentley...demonstrate more charm incarnating these grungy characters than they have sometimes shown in blander heroic parts", and also said "Manning...is wasted here." Farber said "plotting is far too haphazard to hold the audience's attention" and wrote "some of it is funny-weird, but too much is pointlessly weird."[7] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trainspotting is a 1996 Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA-winning cult classic film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. ... Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956) is an English director and film producer, best known for his work on films such as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later. ...


Rich Cline gave the film 4 out of 5 stars and said "this absurd crime odyssey has so much gonzo enthusiasm that it's impossible not to enjoy watching these crazed characters bounce off of each other" and said "the actors are hilariously charming, delivering scruffy, lively performances as a bunch of knuckleheads trying desperately to get out of a mess that gets more and more tangled." Cline also said "as it progresses, the plot gets a bit strained, and perhaps too farcical. But we stick with it because of the amiable cast".[8]


References

  1. ^ a b http://www.slamdance.com/2007/festival/film_detail.asp?film_id=1000 Retrieved 2007-09-13
  2. ^ a b http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758798/releaseinfo Retrieved 2007-09-13
  3. ^ http://www.magpictures.com/dates.aspx?id=39011e04-cfd3-4fa2-931b-7aeca565cce7 Retrieved 2007-09-13
  4. ^ a b http://wc04.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=1:349930~T0 Retrieved 2007-09-13
  5. ^ http://www.weirdsville-the-movie.com/main/vids/scottandwes.flv Retrieved 2007-09-13
  6. ^ Joe Leydon (2007-01-19). Variety. vareity.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-1.
  7. ^ Stephen Farber (2007-09-10). Weirdsville. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 2007-09-13.
  8. ^ Rich Cline (2007-06-13). Shadows on the Wall. shadowsonthewall.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-09-13.

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