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A Perfect Son (2000)

The Perfect Son (original title)
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A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.

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Leonard Farlinger
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Colm Feore ... Ryan
David Cubitt ... Theo
Chandra West ... Sarah
John Boylan John Boylan ... Minister
Juan Chioran ... Laurie
Troy Ruptash ... Bar Owner
Trent McMullen Trent McMullen ... Shawn
Karen Robinson ... Dr. Palmer
Christian Laurin Christian Laurin ... Walter
Yan Feldman ... Interviewer
Sonia Dhillon Tully ... Secretary (as Sonia Dhillon)
Peter Mensah ... Tall Gay Basher
Billy Oliver Billy Oliver ... Gay Basher
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A man's terminal illness reunites him with his estranged brother.

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Good-looking people drowning in angst
6 September 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

The past creeps up on a rehab-addict when he reconnects with his ill brother and a former girlfriend after what he hopes was his last stint in detox. "Life's dramas", presented here in the most simplistic way imaginable (not even the writing has any bite or wit). The cast is made up of attractive looking actors smiling glumly at one another, and the music and photography are lugubrious (a couple of the visual effects are laughable, indie-cliché touches that reek of a puny budget). Although written and directed by a man, this was produced by a woman, and I'm not sure but I think this may be a distinct reason why this picture about two men, estranged brothers growing closer, never quite gels, never feels natural or seems lived in. It's an attempt to get inside a male relationship, but the careful, sterile presentation is a cheat. No one's heart is in this, living, breathing, or bleeding this material. "The Perfect Son" is quickly diffused by too many cooks in the kitchen.


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12 January 2001 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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