Director: Paul GrossWriter(s): Paul Gross, John Krizanc, Paul Quarrington
Star(s): Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen, Molly Parker, Michelle Nolden, The Tragically Hip
After the success of the TV series Due South, Paul Gross went on to create this mainstream Canadian comedy hit, with romance, music (The Tragically Hip appear as a rival team) and, of course, curling.
When Chris Cutter (Gross) returns to his small hometown to bury his former curling coach, he is inspired to reunite the old team and try to win the Golden Broom. Nothing has been the same in town since Chris’s departure 10 years earlier — Chris’s old teammates and his own father (Nielsen) are disappointed in life, and the coach’s daughters Amy (Parker) and Julie (Nolden) have become, respectively, a drunk and an astronaut. Despite the odds, the rag-tag group of misfits unites to compete in the championship, with heartwarming and hilarious results.
“The level of excitement [at REEL CANADA] is extraordinary.
— Paul Gross, filmmaker
An Officer of the Order of Canada, Gross starred in the hit TV series Due South. He then directed, wrote and starred in Passchendaele, which won a Genie for best film, Men With Brooms, which earned the Canadian Comedy Award for best direction, and Hyena Road. Gross will next write and direct Talking and Killing and star in The Parting Glass.
- English - 9, 10, 11, 12
- Media - 9, 10, 11, 12
Screening Language Options:
- English Language with French Subtitles
- English Language with French Dubbing