Brek It Down (PG-13)

October 9, 2011

Brek It Down (PG-13)

Genre: Dance flick

Troubled teen ‘September Katz’ (Ellen Page) just doesn’t get on with her parents (Drew Barrymore & Kevin Bacon). They want her to follow in their footsteps & take up Swing Dancing on ice – but September only has time for her urban, hip hop, step dance crew.

One night, as her parents drive home from the national Ice Swing Dance semi-final, their car is involved in a tragic accident. Both are killed but the family dog (Mr Boogaloo) is thrown clear & survives.

September is devastated & decides to take her parents place in the final (much to the disgust of her crew) but she needs to find a partner she can trust… & it must be someone familiar with her parent’s complicated routines?…..step forward Mr Boogaloo!

With only a week till the final, will they be able to pull it off?

What About Dad? (PG-13)

March 30, 2010

What About Dad? (PG-13)

Unhappy and jaded teenager Stacy Fairchild (Ellen Page) decides to seek out her long-lost paternal father (Michael Keaton) despite her mother (Sigourney Weaver) and stepfather’s (Tom Skerritt) wishes.

Shockingly, Stacy discovers that her father has been in a mental institution for twenty years – something she was never told. Against her mother’s wishes, she decides to visit and meet him for the first time (includes very emotional reunion scene).

Much to Stacy’s surprise, the crazy father tells her that he was duped into the mental hospital by his conniving ex-wife (her mom) and her boyfriend (now her stepfather) – stealing his fortune in the process. He convinces her that he’s sane and she decides to help him sneak out to seek redemption and revenge.

Hilarity ensues when the dad turns out to be crazy as a loon.

Possible dialogue:

Crazy dad: Don’t you see? They stole my freedom, they stole my daughter… they stole… my… life!

Daughter: (in tears) OK, dad. I’m going to get you out of here.

Crazy dad: Just let me get my cape and my Barbies.

Lethal Harassment (R)

May 6, 2009

Lethal Harassment (R)

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Genre: Courtroom drama/psychological thriller

Stacey Winterbottom (Ellen Page) is a stenographer; Stan Hawson (Sean Bean) is a lecherous defence lawyer.

During a trial, Stan knowingly makes lewd comments the stenographer is obliged to type, then strike from the record upon the judge’s orders.

Over time, Mr Hawson’s continual crude advances turn into harassment… lethal harassment.

Possible dialogue:

Hawson: So do you admit, sir, that the stenographer undressed the handsome defence lawyer and rubbed his bodily crevices thoroughly with scented oils?

Witness: Err… No…

Judge: Please strike that last question from the record.