Toronto Stories

   23 April 2009, terribly early in the morning

I watched Toronto Stories on the flight to London. The film was playing at TIFF last year, though it didn’t look compelling enough to watch at the time. The film is split into four parts, each very loosely connected by a mysterious boy who has arrived in Canada illegally and escaped from the airport. Each story is directed by a different director, and touches on a different aspect of Toronto. The best story is the last, about a homeless man who stumbles on the boy at Union stations, realizes he is being held captive by a shady dude, and then tries to get him saved — though no one believes his crazy-homeless-ass. This portion is the best because Gil Bellows does a great job playing this homeless fellow. The rest of the film is good, but pretty unexceptional. I enjoyed seeing Toronto featured prominently in a film, but I’m not sure that’s enough of a reason to watch the movie.

Reviews of Toronto Stories at Rotten Tomatoes.

 

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