The Universe and Me

Saturday, May 07, 2005


Movie: waydowntown. All as one word. Smart and sardonic like the box promised. The music over the opening credits was so cacophonously hideous, I wasn’t sure if I was going to throw a hammer through my TV, much less make it to the start of the movie. Once beyond that, this becomes a funny story of four twenty somethings who work in downtown Calgary. They make a bet to see who can go the longest without going outside. With Calgary’s buildings all intricately connected (offices, apartments, food courts, malls) by skywalks, it’s surprisingly easy to stay indoors. But by day 24 (just a coincidence, I’m sure), the kids are definitely not alright. Turtlenecks on men are so 70s Soviet chess player and the special effects were laughably poor, but nevermind. Give it a go.


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