Grown Up Movie Star

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: January 29, 2010 (limited)
DVD: April 27, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
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Cast: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Jonny Harris, Andy Jones, Julia Kennedy, Sherry White

Synopsis

Once a town hero, disgraced NHL star Ray (Shawn Doyle) returns home to Newfoundland from the US following a drug conviction, only to have his wife Lillian leave him for another man and aspirations of stardom. With Lillian gone, Ray flails from woman to woman trying to find a replacement for her, while struggling against a growing awareness of his homosexuality.

At loose ends for lack of guidance, Ray's daughter Ruby (Tatiana Maslany) is becoming increasingly curious about her own sexuality and, in a desperate plea for attention, puts herself in increasingly risky situations. She begins spending more and more time with Ray's best friend Stuart (Jonny Harris), confined to a wheelchair following an accident involving Ray. When Stuart finds himself attracted to Ruby, dangerously motivated by fear and anger, he leads the three of them towards a heartbreaking conclusion.

  Canadian Connection: Canadian production filmed in Newfoundland with a Canadian cast.

Director: Adriana Maggs
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Paul Pope, Shawn Doyle, Adriana Maggs, Jill Knox-Gosse
Screenplay: Adriana Maggs

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  • 3 stars "Well done, nice story."
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