14 October 2009 | raymond-andre
Another Era - the 70s
Another time in Canadian film. One of the better efforts that were part of the infamous 1970s tax break movies.
At least this time it was a first rate production set in a major Canadian city instead of a non-identified American metropolis.
Most people alive today would not even remember the Montreal Star, let alone how good a publication it was. Even its funnies were better than the ink staining Gazette. My father actually kept the final edition of the Star around for TWO decades after it went under. He just couldn't part with it, it was that good.
Anyways, Why Rock The Boat captures a lot of Montreal's charm and features a terrific performance by Gilliard as the cub reporter learning the paper biz. Very short time later he would appear in the sit-com Excuse My French and then retire from acting to become a mostly television director. Many other wonderful performances here and a feeling of being a movie with sensibilities of both the 40s and 70s.