Corner Gas: The Movie

2014

Action / Comedy

65
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 1394

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Cast

Gabrielle Miller as Lacey Burrows
Graham Greene as Fishing Guide
Will Sasso as Legal Aid Lawyer
720p
751.08 MB
1280*720
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 30 min
P/S 0 / 8

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Reviewed by A_Different_Drummer 6 / 10

Do they still give marks for effort?

If you are Canadian, or know someone who is Canadian, or can spell the word H-o-c-k-e-y, you may already be familiar with the legend of Corner Gas, that great opus which begat this movie.

Once upon a time, deep in the bowels of the Canuck entertainment industry (an industry which owes its very existence to the exchange rate with the US dollar; and which can claim to have spawned over 90% of all the bad sequels made in the last 30 years) a fairly unknown but undeniably clever comic pitched an idea for a Canadian-ish Seinfeld ("Seinfeld without the nasty edge") and not only was it accepted, it was an international hit.

Even as you read these words, on some comedy channel somewhere in the digital world, Corner Gas is running, and, like Lucy, may run long after the rest of us have shuffled off this mortal coil.

The team behind GAS left the party while the getting was good, and tried a bunch of spinoffs. The fact that you never heard of the spinoffs pretty much answers your next 2 questions.

Which left only one option -- recapture the glory days by bringing the whole team back into harness for a feature.

And here we are.

It's actually hard to review because -- and this is fatal for a critic -- I know the series too well, and that means I am reacting to my memory of the characters as much as the characters themselves, in the movie.

So, bottom line, if you are fan of the original, there are worse ways to spend a rainy afternoon than with Brent and boys. And the incredibly photogenic Gabrielle Miller doesn't hurt either.

However, as raw entertainment, there are problems. The script is massively overwritten. You get the feeling that every time writer A noticed a problem, writer B would try to plaster over it with a clever pun or a segue. With the expected result.

None of which changes the fact that it is meandering, overlong, uneven, and poorly meshed to the feature-length format.

That's my view as a critic.

As a fan, however, it was great fun to see the gang back in action again!

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

great for fans of the show

The mayor of Dog River Fitzy has lost the town's money in property investments in Detroit. Now the town is going bankrupt. Lacey Burrows (Gabrielle Miller) has an idea to enter the town into a newspaper contest for the quaintest town. Hank Yarbo (Fred Ewanuick)'s ideas are as terrible as ever. Davis Quinton (Lorne Cardinal) is let go as a cop and he decides to be a private investigator. Fellow cop Karen Peel (Tara Spencer-Nairn) is pregnant and starts writing lots of tickets. Wanda Dollard (Nancy Robertson) discovers Davis' man-cave and starts a bar there without Davis' knowledge. Emma Leroy (Janet Wright) is itching for Brent (Brent Butt) to have kids. Oscar (Eric Peterson) sells his car for a horse.

The TV show was always a bit about nothing. So the town going bankrupt is a big something. However, it's handled with the show's usual lightness. All the main characters are back and that's a great thing. Nobody is missing. It is just as charming as the show. It's not so complicated that even people who are not familiar with the TV show will easily get into this.

Reviewed by ruzya 9 / 10

Loved It!!!!

I loved all of it! It was great to see Oscar and all of the nonsense that his character was known for. He was my favourite character. Of course Hank and Brent were their usual silly selves. It's too bad that Nancy Robertson got a face lift as she did not look like her self and I thought that she looked great the way that she was before she had it done. I thought that the scene between Davis & Hank in Wullerton was very funny. Although he did have a one minute cameo in the film, I found myself missing Phil the bartender. Otherwise I found it extremely enjoyable and would definitely recommend it to anyone. I hope that they make another movie as I do not think that I will ever get tired of Corner Gas, ever.

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