Monday, July 6, 2015

Theme Week part 4-Clearly Canadian

Bon Cop Bad Cop

plot: When  a man's dead body is found on the boarder of both Ontario and Quebec, literally, detectives from both provinces are brought in to share the case, and find themselves at the head of a serial killer targeting members of the National Hockey League.

This is a 2006 crime drama comedy starring Patrick Huard and Colm Feore.
It is one of a few films that is completely bilingual, switching rapidly back and forth between English and French.

I needed subtitles, cause I don't speak a lick of French. The dvd does however, allow you to choose if you want the main dialogue in one language or the other, or if you do not want any subtitles at all.

I love this film. It's a  forced to work together cop buddy films. The fact that Rick Mercer has a small role as a "Don Cherry" type character just adds to the inside jokes.

There are moments where it's a bit over the top in the humour, like when they break into a suspects house and trip a security alarm that blows up the marijuana plants and the one cop has to crawl out under an overturned bathtub, causing himself and his partner to get high.
Or the running jokes of each yelling at the other to speak their language for the first half of the film.

I eagerly await the sequel.

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