Against a backdrop of clashing cultures, John Myron and Angela Wilson find each other and over the years form a powerful bond. One tragic night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of ... See full summary »
A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative (Liu) posing as a goverment-sanctioned blood drawer jeopardizes an entire village's safety.
Alessa Woo works at an upscale downtown Toronto private art gallery, she who has among the keenest eyes for art in the city. For those not in the know, Alessa comes from a wealthy Chinese family still in Asia. For those in the know, she is really plain old Ellen Woo who is trying to escape her working class Scarborough upbringing. The reason for this deception is that she is deep in debt - she already three months behind in rent - and wants to marry into money so that she won't have financial problems which have always plagued her. She, however, does have her standards, and as such doesn't give Nathan, who is trying to woo her to the point of stalking her, the time of day. Without even knowing him, she dreams of marrying someone like Brad Unger, the local magazines which list him number one of the top forty under forty in the city. Into her life comes Ben Crowchild, a First Nations up and coming artist who moves into the same rooming house where she lives, the two who end up sharing ...Written by
Okay, so I was a big fan of Sook-Yin Lee when she was a veejay on Canada's MuchMusic station (our nation's equivalent of MTV)... so I had to check out this movie... a romance between her and hot young Aboriginal/Canadian actor Adam Beach... it HAD to have SOME good qualities, right??? Well, sorry to say it but... the movie blows. I really *want* to support Canadian movies, ya know... but why do 99% of them have to suck so baaaaaaaaaaad? They don't even feel like real movies... they feel like some kind of fake simulation of what a movie really is. They try to copy the stale "formula" of popular genres but they are totally bled dry of any kind of atmosphere, originality or any sort of qualities that make movies WATCHABLE. Sook-Yin is a struggling art gallery dealer who wants to be successful... Adam is a struggling artist who wants to be successful... they begin a romance (though they have absolutely nothing in common and no chemistry between them whatsoever)... they encounter obstacles... they clash... gad, this movie is awful. Even the usually brilliant Don McKellar has an awful bit part (he probably owed the producer a favor) as a Sook-Yin suitor who won't take no for an answer. One more nail in the coffin of Canadian Cinema.
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