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Trailer Park Boys: The Movie

Mike Clattenburg


Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
Directed by: Mike Clattenburg
In Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, series regulars (and Nova Scotian heroes) Ricky (Robb Wells) and Julian (John Paul Tremblay) are fresh out of jail and wrongfully accused of not paying their park fees. The boys and their constant companion Bubbles (Mike Smith) agree to try to pull off "the big dirty"—one final crime meant to provide for them for life. They decide to steal a giant glass ball filled with change from the local movie theatre. The plan isn't terribly lofty. That's what makes these guys so charming—their dreams are manageable. Ricky's sometime-love Lucy reminisces fondly about the days of stability when Ricky sold drugs. The movie's designed to allow Trailer Park Boys neophytes unfamiliar with the Showcase series to play catch-up—much background is given, and some of it's simplified and altered. The movie is accessible, but I can see why the changes might annoy diehard fans. The film features easy comedy and a gratuitous boob shot, but it's better than expected. Director-writer Clattenburg and co-writer Wells have created remarkably endearing main characters. Moreover, viewers get to hear Bubbles answer queries about the junk in his yard with the patient response: "It's for the SuperCats cat show, I do that every year, you know that."
—Lindsay McCarney

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