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Bon Cop Bad Cop (directed by : Erik Canuel)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Goonie, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    The film opens this friday in english Canada. Anyone planning to go see it? How about those of you in Quebec? Anyone there seen it all ready? Good? Bad? Worth it?

    I love Colm Feore and Rick Mercer has got a role, so hell I'm game once I get back to Ontario in a few weeks!
     
  2. Savage Discipil

    Savage Discipil A-Rod for MVP

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    Whats a Bon cop?
     
  3. Urederra

    Urederra Mostly harmless

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    Good cop, bad cop....
     
  4. pboily

    pboily fingerlickinmathematickin

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    I saw it and I was a bit disappointed. It would have been much better if they switched the sterotypes on us and had used a Franco-Ontarian cop and and Anglo-Quebecois cop, in my mind. Some of the jokes are just too easy. Mind you, I had huge expectations for that movie.

    Some of the French jokes don't translate so well in the English subtitles.

    There's a scene where Bouchard teaches Ward how to conjugate the swear words that is amazing.

    And Louis-Josee Houde (who plays the morgue guy) and the actor who plays the Chef de la Surete du Quebec were hilarious.
     
  5. Raisin Bran

    Raisin Bran Cereal Killer

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    Nice to know. I plan to go see it next week.

    I don't have high expectations, this way ill be happy if the movie is half decent
     
  6. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    I really enjoyed the movie!

    It met many of the expectations that I had for it and even surpassed some.

    I loved Buttman! As soon as his character appeared, I knew exactly who he was suppose to be!
     
  7. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Everytime the commercials came on TV I would giggle at the title. Not sure if I'll see it though.
     
  8. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Somehow, knowing what I know about Canadian film and entertainment in general I feel like I've seen it already.

    I'm guessing it'll be the usual take an American film and stick a maple leaf on it approach using recycled standard Canadian stereotypes and references (how many times is Tim Horton's mentioned?). I'd be willing to bet the English Canadian cop has a New York accent too, Canadian films live in perpetual fear of using any hint of an Anglo-Canadian dialect, except for perhaps the occasional "eh" in order to qualify for the government grant.

    I know, very cynical but that's how I see it.
     
  9. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Like the McDonald's arches with the maple leaf or the Wendy's apostrophe being a leaf? Those things still crack me up.
     
  10. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    :lol: Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Sad but that's a symbol of how Canadians generally view their country.
     
  11. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    Actually, I was quite pleased to see that this wasn't the case. They do some stereotypical Ontario-Quebec jokes, but they most certainly did not hide that it was Canadian. It was a rare treat to see Toronto and Montreal shown in all their glory in a feature film. The English cop had Parisian French and a clearly Canadian (though distinguished) accent.

    It was pretty well done as a movie, too-- I laughed through a lot of it, though the plot was a bit weak. Colm Feore acting stoned was a highlight, as was a slow chase scene involving a manically grinning beaver mascot. And I agree with pboily and Goonie about Buttman and the vulgarity lesson being hilarious.
     
  12. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Well, I usually respect the opinions of most of those here, and most of you seem to have liked it at least somewhat, so it's probably best I put the cynicism aside and give it a chance.

    Colm Feore is a good actor anyway.

    edit: just went over to IMDb, it's getting great ratings, mostly 8+
     
  13. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    It's definitely better than standard cinema fare; even if you don't think it's brilliant or even very good, I'm certain you'll find it entertaining.
     
  14. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    Speaking of a fear of using Anglo-Canadian dialect... do any of you have subscriptions to the Economist?

    If so, check out the "Think Responsibly" promotion they are aiming at "college students."
     

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