DVD Textuality

DVD Textuality
DVD Textuality

Run time: 95 min
Rating: 3.9
Genres: Comedy | Romance
Director: Warren P. Sonoda
Writers: Liam Card
Stars: Jason Lewis, Carly Pope, Eric McCormack
Two people attempt to get into a relationship, while exiting the multiple relationships they were each managing through their Blackberries before they met.
Plot Keywords: blackberry, male nudity, red bra, black panties, dating
Country: Canada
Release Date: 22 April 2011 (Canada)


  1. If you watch this film you will believe that Jason Lewis definitely hit his peak as Smith Jarrod in "Sex and The City." His high, nasal voice constantly distracted me from trying to find him attractive. Even though 30% of his shots were of him naked to the waist (I am female), it was not enough to overcome his lack of acting ability or chemistry with anyone in the movie. I suppose the "message" of the film was a comment upon how superficial and incapable of intimacy we have become. By creating characters that had absolutely no chemistry with each other and just went through the motions of sex, the makers of this film succeeded. I have seen Eric McCormack and Jason Lewis do great work, so I can only blame it on the director, Warren Sonoda and the writer, Liam Card. Even though the film made an episode of "Gossip Girl" seem deep and meaningful, the final 20 minutes were the most painful to get through. There was simply no substance. My advise is that even if it is free to view, save your time for anything else.

  2. I don't often write reviews, but while watching this movie I felt like I had to warn others not to waste money on it.

    None of the characters have personalities. Even the main character is completely shallow and the only funny thing about him is his arrogance towards anything (which may just be bad acting).

    Carly Pope is great. She's the most dynamic character in the film, very much thanks to her acting, less thanks to the script.

    Oh and another thing that was kinda funny were the guys she was dating. Probably the most original characters in the film, but too little screen time and as a result very shallow. I'd watch a film with just those three.

    I think this movie is a great study (or warning) for any emerging script writers and possibly directors in what you get if your characters don't have any character. If the main goal is the storyline rather than making the audience bond, then why not write a book instead.

  3. Despite a (very) wooden performance by Jason Lewis, this is a really honest, and amusing look at the mores & communication growing pains of the early 21st century. It's an all-Canadian cast & crew, and looks like a great debut for screenwriter Liam Card. The cinematography and lighting are amazing for a low-budget film, and the musical score is fabulous. In fact, the Ray Charles title song (Hide Nor Hair) debuts with this film — AMAZING. Living & dying by the sword… "Just Retribution" at its finest, yet ends on a hugely positive & instructive note. There's hope. The bowling-alley scene says it all… should be on the watch-list for SOC 101 or PSYCH 250. Overall, it's lots of fun & worth the watch. MM

  4. It was a pleasure to come upon a new movie which was not jam packed with predictable characters, and stars to sell seats. I thoroughly enjoyed the modern social media undertones throughout the movie, which made it a very hip and relevant romantic comedy for 2011. Kudos to the writer: Liam Card, the humor was edgy and satirical, and the acting was not so shabby. Jason Lewis did a fine job as distressed heart throb/gigolo- really hard to pity a guy who is sleeping with four beautiful women, yet he somehow pulled it off. More importantly, and surprisingly I really thought Carly Pope and Liam Card shined as undiscovered acting gems in the film. I hope to see more of them in the future! Marc Rigaux and the entire production ensemble did a great job, and I will be sure to spread the word (through social media of course). Great date movie!

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