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Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Joseph Gor­don-Le­vitt, Bruce Wil­lis Grant Park, Kil­do­nan Place, Polo Park, St. Vi­tal, Towne 14A 118 min­utes

½ out of five Le­vitt any favours: He looks about as nat­u­ral as one of re­al­ity TV’s Real Housewives.

But the ac­tor sur­prises any­way, es­pe­cially in his in­ter­ac­tions with his older self. They hate each other, you see. Older Joe de­spises the younger’s short­sighted com­mit­ment to cheap plea­sure. Younger Joe seems to con­sider his older self a ma­jor in­con­ve­nience but a liv­ing breath­ing me­mento mori, a re­minder of his own mor­tal­ity. (“Why don’t you do what old men do and die?”)

That dy­namic is pretty in­ter­est­ing, and it’s one of the things that gives the film a kick that ul­ti­mately tran­scends its sketchy lo­gis­tics.

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