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Wilby Wonderful (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 September 2005 (Spain)
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A day-in-the-life dark comedy concerning a group of islanders, their respective secrets, and one man's plan to kill himself quietly.

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Daniel MacIvor

Writer:

Daniel MacIvor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Allodi ... Dan Jarvis
Callum Keith Rennie ... Duck MacDonald
Ellen Page ... Emily Anderson
Rebecca Jenkins Rebecca Jenkins ... Sandra Anderson
Sandra Oh ... Carol French
Paul Gross ... Buddy French
Marcella Grimaux ... Mackenzie Fisher
Daniel MacIvor ... Stan Lastman
Terri Sanderson Terri Sanderson ... Reporter
Chris Saunderson Chris Saunderson ... Photographer
Caleb Langille Caleb Langille ... Taylor
Patrick Keeler Patrick Keeler ... Stuart
Maury Chaykin ... Mayor Brent Fisher
Chett Buchanan Chett Buchanan ... Golfing Businessman #1
Mike Goodfellow Mike Goodfellow ... Golfing Businessman #2
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Storyline

Wilby is the name of a small island in the Canadian Maritimes and the name of the main town located on the island. According to residents, there are two types of people who live on Wilby: islanders (people who were born on Wilby) and non-islanders. Among the townsfolk of Wilby are: single mom and recently returned islander Sandra Anderson, who was known as the girl in town with the reputation, something that has not changed in her adult years; Sandra's teen-aged daughter, Emily, who doesn't want to end up like her mother but can only think about making out with her new boyfriend; Buddy French, the local police officer who is having unspoken marital problems with his non-islander wife, Carol, the town realtor whose controlling behavior is pushing her and others around her on the verge of a nervous breakdown; the Mayor, Brent Fisher, who is secretly planning for his life post politics; dyslexic Duck McDonald, the town handyman; and recently separated non-islander Dan Jarvis who, because... Written by Huggo

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Everybody gets a second chance.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Вилби Великолепный See more »

Filming Locations:

Picton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,749
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Gross' two children Hannah and Jack Gross appear in the background of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Duck MacDonald: Aren't you your mother's daughter.
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Assistant to Mr. Hawco - Jack Gross See more »

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Performed by Scott B. Sympathy
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Funny, kind and quirky
18 September 2010 | by girlocelotSee all my reviews

Wilby Wonderful is a generous-hearted dark comedy drama with down-to-earth characters in realistic, hum-drum, inescapable life situations. The pace of the film lets us see into the emotional lives and conflicts the characters must deal with; there's a lot of quirky humor, and lovely shots of people's faces slowly changing as their feelings catch up with their minds.

All the actors do a great job. Ellen Page is solid and appealing; Sandra Oh is heart-breaking, contained and gorgeous.

If you like off-beat stories and solid, ensemble acting you will enjoy WW - it's a lovely way to spend a while.


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