And Now a Word from Our Sponsor Thursday, 20 June 2019

And Now a Word from Our Sponsor

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    CTC.

  • The pitch:

    Only one calorie.

  • Starring:

    Bruce Greenwood, Parker Posey, Callum Blue, Allie MacDonald, Rhys Ward, Natalie Radford, Allison Dawn Doiron

  • Directed by:

    Zack Bernbaum

  • Running time:

    87 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Television advertisements show a man walking the plank, a man firing a machine gun, a shopping trolley crashing into a car, a car crashing through a wall. Vietnam (war) mentioned. A man appears to get sucked toward a television set. A woman smashes a television set. A man attempts to force himself sexually on a young female. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: A man convulses.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Attempted date-rape. Kissing. Erectile dysfunction mentioned. Shirtless men. Women in bikinis.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, cocktails). Cocaine, being high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, sonofab*tch, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling.

  • THEMES:

    Advertising, slogans, single-parenting, mental illness, gibberish, obsession, dating, acceptance, blackmail.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Hospital setting. Deceased father, husband discussed. Unconscious man, a man missing for a year. Hippo, squirrel, cats, raccoon, owl, rabbit, mouse, horse (TV screen). Spitting. Toilet, urinal, urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Amusing premise. Good performance from Greenwood.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    One-joke wonder. Feeble, vacant, insipid. Asinine screenplay, weak characterisation, weird ending.

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