15 October 2009 | mark_b_70
The Beauty of Dysfunction
A very accomplished piece from director Sherry White dealing with the dysfunction of multiple generations in a small East Coast town.
The film is gritty and oft times bleak, but Meghan Greeley playing Mitsy is an absolute joy to watch and the novice actress steals every scene she's in, despite playing off a far more experienced cast (Mary Walsh as her grandmother)
The story of a character trying to better herself and venture from her place of origin is a fairly universal and relatable one, but what separates this film from so many others of it's kind is the strongly drawn characters that give the audience a true stake in their success.
This film is not for everyone. It is, after all, unabashadly Canadian in every aspect, but hopefully this won't preclude this terrific little indie from making it's way out to wider audience.