Dont Talk To Irene

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DON’T TALK TO IRENE CWC D: Pat Mills. Canada. 82 min. Sep 11, 7:30 pm, Scotiabank 3 Sep 13, 6:30 pm, Scotiabank 10. Rating: NNN

Writer/director Mills follows Guidance with another tale of a high-school misfit. Irene (Michelle McLeod) is an awkward kid in small-town Ontario who worships Geena Davis and wants to be a cheerleader.

From that simple premise, Mills spins an engaging, sweet little charmer that slots in nicely between character studies like Wet Bum and broader comedies like Mean Girls and Clueless. McLeods a fun hero, and shes surrounded by lively performers like Scott Thompson, Andy Reid, Anastasia Phillips and Bruce Gray.

Its a small picture with modest ambitions, but that doesnt have to be a bad thing. Youll see.

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