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The Scottish Tale
(1998)

Worth a video rental just for the Director's Statement clip involving the little girl asking, "What's Marijuana?"
It's always satisfying to see a film succeed without the help of Hollywood. This simple and sweet film feels comfortable enough in its own quirky skin to allow for an obviously fake skunk (think CADDYSHACK "Gopher") to enter the picture. The best thing is that it only adds to the independent spirit of the movie. I like to see independent films because they don't always have to be so perfectly precise in their genre. There is a nice blend of comedy and sweet romance. I hope Polhemus gets a chance to make another movie. I'd be interested to see what he does next. I loved the Director's Statement on the video at Hollywood Video. The Director himself makes an appearance and interviews a couple who end up insulting him and beating him up. That was probably my favourite part!

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