Curtis's Charm

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Curtis's Charm
Directed byJohn L'Ecuyer
Written byJohn L'Ecuyer
StarringMaurice Dean Wint
Callum Keith Rennie
Rachael Crawford
Hugh Dillon
Music byMark Korven
Release date
1995
Running time
74 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Curtis's Charm is a Canadian comedy-drama film, released in 1995. The directorial debut of John L'Ecuyer, the film won a special jury citation for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival.[1]

Based on a short story by Jim Carroll, the film stars Maurice Dean Wint as Curtis, a paranoid drug addict who believes his mother-in-law has cast a voodoo spell on him, which has resulted in his being stalked by a killer squirrel.[2] With the help of his friend Jim (Callum Keith Rennie), he tries to devise a talisman to protect him from the curse.

Awards and nominations[edit]

The film garnered two Genie Award nominations at the 17th Genie Awards in 1996:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Film fest names winners". Edmonton Journal, September 18, 1995.
  2. ^ "The romance of junkie paranoia". The Globe and Mail, September 14, 1995.
  3. ^ "Nominees for the 17th-annual Genie Awards". The Gazette, October 17, 1996.
  4. ^ "1996 Genie Award winners". Toronto Star, December 1, 1996.

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