Wilby Wonderful (2004)

Wilby Wonderful
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Social themes and coarse language

Director: Daniel Macivor
Actors: Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, James Allodi, Callum Keith Rennie, Paul Gross, Rebecca Jenkins

Wilby Wonderful is a bittersweet comedy about the difference a day makes. Over the course of twenty-four hours, the residents of the tiny island town of Wilby try to maintain business as a sex scandal threatens to rock the town to its core. The town's video store owner, Dan Jarvis (James Allodi) depressed over the pending revelations about his love life, decides to end it all, but keeps getting interrupted by Duck MacDonald (Callum Keith Rennie), the town�s dyslexic sign-painter. Meanwhile, Dan has enlisted blindly ambitious real estate agent Carol French (Sandra Oh) to sell his house in an effort to quickly tie up the last of his loose ends. Carol, however, is more interested in selling her recently deceased mother-in-law�s house to Mayor Brent Fisher (Maury Chaykin), in order to get in with the in-crowd. To take her social step up, Carol could use the help of her police officer husband Buddy (Paul Gross), but Buddy has his hands full with sexy, wrong-side-of-the-tracks Sandra Anderson (Rebecca Jenkins), who can never decide if she is coming or going. Sandra�s daughter Emily (Ellen Page), is none too thrilled about her mother repeating her typical pattern of married men and bad reputation, but Emily herself is just about to have her heart broken for the very first time. Of course everyone�s concerns are going to be very different tonight when someone finds the body in the closet. Welcome to Wilby.

DVD
Status: Normal
Run time: 99mins
Origin: CANADA
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Member Reviews (4)

chookey
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Hmmm Different. Bit slow but well acted. It was recommended to me and I am glad that I have seen it but dont know if I would pass the recommendation on.
Posted Thursday, 30 May 2013 See my other reviews
Belinda Jane
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Loved it....enjoyed character development and acting excellent in all cases
Posted Saturday, 7 July 2012 See my other reviews
Anita
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A movie about a small town scandal and a man who tries to commit suicide several times, but there is always someone or something that stops him. I thought this would be good because it stars Ellen Page (Juno) and Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy), but it was really hard to watch the whole movie.
Posted Wednesday, 3 March 2010 See my other reviews
Janine
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This was trying very hard to be something else, could't make it through to the end.
Posted Wednesday, 18 March 2009 See my other reviews