Passenger Side

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Passenger Side
Passenger Side Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Matthew Bissonnette
Produced by Corey Marr
Screenplay by Matthew Bissonnette
Starring Adam Scott
Joel Bissonnette
Robin Tunney
Gale Harold
Cinematography Jonathon Cliff
Edited by Matthew Hannam
Distributed by

Strand Releasing
IFC Films
Corey Marr Productions

Axiom Films (UK and Ireland)
Release date
June 2009
Running time
85 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Passenger Side is a 2009 drama film written and directed by Matthew Bissonnette and produced by Corey Marr. It stars Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette and Robin Tunney. The film premiered at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival before screening at numerous film festivals worldwide including the Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, and Whistler Film Festival. The film won the Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature at the Edmonton International Film Festival and was named to "Canada's Top Ten" films of 2009 by the Toronto International Film Festival.

Passenger Side was released theatrically in Canada in May 2009 by Corey Marr Productions and Kinosmith. It has been picked up by Strand Releasing in the U.S., Axiom Film in the U.K. and IFC Films internationally.


On the morning of his thirty seventh birthday Michael Brown (Adam Scott) receives a telephone call from his estranged brother Tobey (Joel Bissonnette), which sends the two off on a day-long odyssey on an old BMW across a wild and weird Los Angeles in search of Tobey’s “reason for living.” Behind the wheel of a beat up old BMW, fuelled by hilarious banter and a killer soundtrack, the brothers’ search leads them through a bizarre, beautiful land filled with surprising, comical characters to a very unexpected and magical destination.



Music features heavily in the film, including songs by numerous Canadian performers, such as D.O.A., Leonard Cohen, and SNFU.


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