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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Scott Speedman
Wes Bentley
Taryn Manning.
Directors
Allan Moyle.
Screenwriters
Willem Wennekers.
Running Time
91 minutes

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Weirdsville
Slackers in a strange town


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Plot
Two hapless slackers try to bury the body of their friend, who took a fatal overdose, at an abandoned drive-in. But complications arise when they stumble on a satanic cult in the midst of a ritual.


Review
Weirdsville

Canadian slackers royce (Bentley) and Dex (Speedman) are long-time addicts (‘drug pullers’ as opposed to pushers) in Weedsville, a dead-end town with a graffiti-altered sign.

One night they get into a runaround involving a possibly overdosed girlfriend (Taryn Manning), preppy Satanists with human sacrifice in mind, and a comatose millionaire new-age guru (Matt Frewer).

Missing-in-action director Allan Moyle (Pump Up The Volume) travels a quirky road too often trod by aspirant indie pics; Speedman and Bentley are spikier than, say, Harold and Kumar, but mostly they cope with baffled good humour at the many, many reversals of this bizarre and busy night. 


Verdict
Director Allan Moyle travels a quirky road too often trod by aspirant indie pics.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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