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Call it The Full Monty on ice. With tongue firmly in cheek, director-writer-star Paul Gross applies the old underdog sports-team formula to that great Northern obsession: curling. (You thought hockey was the national obsession? So did Canada.) You know the score: estranged teammates reunite to fulfill a dead man's last request, win glory for their fictional hometown, and earn back their hibernating self-respect. Square-jawed Gross recalls his Due South days as the amiable team captain, a boy scout with an impish streak. Leslie Nielsen turns down the usual goofball shtick to play Gross's crotchety, self-medicating father. There are enough issues here to fuel a dozen movies and none of them packs the punch of a pint of Molson's beer, which is just the right tone for this off-center sports spoof, a story of little victories, big stones, and beavers on the move. --Sean Axmaker

Cast

Molly ParkerAmy Foley
Paul GrossChris Cutter
Barbara GordonEva Foley
Michelle NoldenJulie Foley
Connor PriceBrandon Foley
James AllodiNeil Bucyk
Jed ReesEddie Strombeck
Jane SpidellLilly Strombeck
Polly ShannonJoanne
Peter OuterbridgeJames Lennox
Kari MatchettLinda Bucyk
Leslie NielsenGordon Cutter

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Paul Gross
  • Producer: Artisan
  • Length: 102 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
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