Monday, 21 March 2011

The Trotsky

The Trotsky (2009)

It's a charming movie, this clever detour around "real politics" and into the reincarnated Leon Trotsky into a 17 year old Canadian student who organizes his peers into and union and clashes with authority. Jay Baruchel does a very good job of playing his usual awkward self, but in this movie, he's self-propelled my communist gusto. A red flavor in every joke.

The romance between he and Emily Hampshire is trite, but not completely derived. But it's enchanting and purposeful in that it shows character growth from start to finish.

It's just an off the beaten path type of movie that you will enjoy thoroughly if you know to expect something you wouldn't have thought of yourself.

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