Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1801 - My Awkward Sexual Adventure
I was really excited when I found out that this was also screening at SBIFF, but even more excited when I saw I'd be there for it on the same evening that it's stars and director were in attendance and excited that I got to get to know them a bit subsequently following the screening. But enough about me talking about me.
Lovable loser Jordan (Jonas Chernick) is a terrible lover and his girlfriend decides that enough is enough. He heads off to Toronto for business and ends up getting connected to the typical stripper with a heart of gold, but luckily for us this time it's played by the always enjoyable Emily Hampshire. I made the remark that this would be a great double-bill beside my film SEX AFTER KIDS - and technically it was on the Saturday night of the festival. There's a lot to like about this film - it's funny on a consistent basis and Chernick and Hampshire are dynamite together on screen. Emily has this absolutely unique blend of nerd and sexy that really shines here. She's the kind of girl who you want to pal around with, but probably can't help but be attracted to. I don't want to give away anything in the story - especially since it's in theatres soon. I had a couple very minor quibbles with the story, but not enough to really get into it here. For a late-night comedy it does exactly as you need it to - it's fast, funny, and quite fresh. Go see it because it's Canadian, but support it because it's pretty damn great on top of that!