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Guy X (2005)
Canada / English
"There's Been a F**k Up "
A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.
Jason Biggs Rudy Spruance
Natascha McElhone Irene Teal
Jeremy Northam Lane Woolwrap
Michael Ironside Guy X
Sean Tucker Lavone
Benz Antoine Philly
Nelson Balderrama Pissing Inuit
Buck Deachman Drunk Soldier
Rob deLeeuw Slim
Donny Falsetti Genteen
Hilmir Snær Guðnason Petri
Jonathan Higgins Vord
Mariah Inger May
Kolbrún Ivarsdóttir Female Soldier Necking
Einar Sigurðsson Inuit
Harry Standjofski Chaplain Brank
Dino Tosques Chef
Director: Saul Metzstein
Producer: Michael Cowan,Mike Downey,Jason Piette,Sam Taylor
Writer: Steve Attridge,John Paul Chapple
Not worth the time
This film has decent potential, at least in terms of story - an extremely remote US airbase in 1976 where misfits from other units are relegated. But the potential stops there. The first major flaw is accents - why would so many supposedly American soldiers have clearly European English accents? The second flaw lies with the level of reality in the army depicted. The director or writer apparently had little exposure to or familiarity with the American military - uniform pieces are mixed and matched (the female lead wearing a modern female DS' hat), the oft-cited DD201 mentions nothing about motivation or inclination and instead lists only facts (in contrast to counseling forms), the laxity in appearance is completely unrealistic (full beards for men and shoulder-length hair for women), and so on. The Army parody Stripes, which some reviewers have curiously compared this film to, at least got the essentials of basic training right, thus earning it a favored spot in the hearts of any of us who have served. Enough of the cinematic critique. The reality is that I stopped the DVD halfway through and have no intention of finishing it, something that very rarely happens. Point is, you'd be far better off renting Stripes or even the darker Catch-22.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 5.4
Musician: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Running time: 101 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3