We watched DE PERE EN FLIC, which won the Golden Reel Award in 2009, which means a bunch of people saw it. It is a funny, extremely warm-hearted cop movie starring Rémy Girard and the famously fast-talking Louis-Josée Houde. It takes the buddy cop comedy one step further: the cops who hate each other are father and son. And it takes them into the Québec backwoods on a male bonding trip, in order to save a kidnapped cop.
This is how we make our popcorn movies here. We can't afford boom-boom, so the special effects are character and schtick. And heart. Lots of heart. In Québec people and movies aren't afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves. (I'm tempted to say: as opposed to that other country to the East and West... because when I watch movies like this, I can't help feeling like a bit of a Québec patriot, for all that ONE WEEK and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE made me feel like a bit of a Canadian patriot, and for all that ANNIE HALL makes me proud to be a native New Yorker. But that gets into a whole 'nother conversation.)
Anyway, check it out.
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