TPB: Biggest Canadian Film Ever?

Here in Canada it’s an interested weekend.  Not only do we get the usual big releases, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Employee of the Month, and The Departed, the film version of one Canada’s most popular TV shows of recent years is opening of the big screen: Trailer Park Boys.

I admit that I haven’t been a regular viewer of the show.  In fact, I haven’t yet watched a complete episode.  However, the foul-mouthed trio known as Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles have become something of a phenomenon in these parts.

Hopefully, this popularity will bring people into theatres and make this movie the most successful Canadian movie ever.  I think it will help that Ivan Reitman (of Ghostbusters fame) is executive producer.  Reitman’s involvement should definitely give this film a better chance of getting released stateside, which is something that eluded past high profile Canadian films.

I will be doing my part and checking the film out, even though I also really want to see The Departed, which I will probably see some other time.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).