In the Men With Brooms movie we met a quirky group of curlers who hailed from the working-class town of Long Bay, Ontario. Now meet the next generation: The Takeout Artists is a group of ... See full summary »
Sophie Ware is a musician who returns to run the family farm after her father's death. She struggles with the operation and is surprised by an offer of assistance from Alex, the farm's ... See full summary »
Your average backyard garden may look tranquil and serene on the outside, but what lurks beneath will truly amaze you--as Leslie Nielson is about to discover. As he strolls among the ... See full summary »
Notoriously maladroit golf enthusiast Nielsen returns to the green, dispensing more how-to tips for the beginning bad golfer. Includes advice on how to reduce your score by skipping the ... See full summary »
Long Bay resident Donald Foley, a life long curler and more recent curling coach, has just passed away. He has requested that his cremated ashes be bored into a specific curling stone he has just had retrieved from the bottom of Long Bay. His will also has a non-binding codicil to reunite the last team he coached to curl in the Golden Broom Bonspiel in town, a Long Bay team which has never won and that team which was the closest ever to doing so. Donald wants that specific stone in which he is buried to be delivered as the final shot to sit on the button for the win for the Long Bay team. Beyond the four team members not having curled at all since their last bonspiel ten years ago, they each have issues in their lives which may make coming together as a team and winning, and curling in its entirety difficult or a non-priority. Lead Neil Bucyk's life is directed by his controlling wife Linda, a right she believes she has as his livelihood is in her family's business, a funeral home. ...Written by
James Allodi, Polly Shannon, George Buza, Beau Starr along with Leslie Nielsen all appeared on Due South with Paul Gross. See more »
Paul Cutter's moral dilemma as a cheater is entirely contrary to the rules of curling. Canadian and world curling rules require players to call their own infractions. In the situations depicted in the film, "burning" a moving stone is an infraction by the sweepers, not the player delivering the stone. It's the responsibility of the front end, never up to Cutter, to call the burned stones. See more »
For ten years, I've drilled for oil in 93 coutnries, five different continents, and not once have I done anything to equal the grace of a well thrown rock sliding down a sheet. Not once.
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At the end: No Beavers were harmed in the making of this film...Honest! See more »
OK, so this was not exactly high art. But let's be realistic, it is a movie with Paul Gross and Leslie Nielson in it. I was not expecting the English patient.... What was here was a good little comedy movie that poked fun at a lot of Canadian idiosyncrasies, had realistic characters and had a bit of fun with a known Canadian (and international) sport. It was nice that most of the characters had some sort of flaw, but still managed to sort things out and overcome. Better yet, it was nice to see Leslie Nielson actually act in a movie with a character who had depth instead of his normal two dimensional slapstick characters. Mostly, I enjoyed this movie because it was not a complete cast of perfect people, and it did have fun with a lot of Canadian stereotypes. It is always good when we can laugh at ourselves. Like I said, not high art but that was not what we were looking for.
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