The Trotsky

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: May 14, 2010 (limited)
DVD: October 5, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.12
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Cast: Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Saul Rubinek, Colm Feore, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Michael Murphy, Geneviève Bujold


Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reincarnation of early 20th century Soviet iconoclast and Red Army hero, Leon Trotsky. When his father (Saul Rubinek) sends Leon to public school as punishment for starting a hunger strike at the Bronstein family's clothing factory, Leon quickly lends new meaning to the term "student union," determined as he is to live out his pre-ordained destiny to the fullest and change the world.

Director: Jacob Tierney
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Kevin Tierney
Screenplay: Jacob Tierney
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  • 1 star "great movie, really enjoyed it, watch and enjoy"
  • 3 stars "A good story. Interesting concept for a story. Now tighten up the script and loosen up the characters a bit. And you will get a really good movie"
  • 4 stars "null"