Robert Mutt (Joshua Pearce) is a loser. He can’t walk down the street of his small town without being called a douchebag, and so poor Mutt, in his too-tight plaid trousers, throws himself off a bridge. After a stint in the mental hospital, he’s kicked out, determined to become “a real somebody.” It’s doubtful that this crude, occasionally funny black comedy by Pearce (who co-wrote the script) and director Simon Ennis will achieve the Canadian cult status of Fubar
, but Mutt has a sweet, caring core that’s more Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber
) than the narcissistic jerk Napoleon Dynamite. Clark Johnson, Liane Balaban and Michael Madsen appear, and air hockey proves it’s a sport worthy of the screen.