Cas & Dylan
Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany Globe 14A 91 minutes
out of five some predictable odd-couple bickering conducted on highways throughout Western Canada. Cas struggles with writing a fitting suicide note. Dylan offers to help. Along the way, they come to an understanding, with Dylan learning to respect Cas’s stubbornly held death wish and Cas learning to appreciate Dylan’s penchant for petty larceny, her ambition and her outrageous behaviour. Despite the cliché of it all, Dreyfuss and Maslany damn near sell this movie. Maslany, from the TV series Orphan Black, is powerfully charismatic and committed. And Dreyfuss, whose career has taken a shmaltzy turn since his Jaws/Close Encounters days, elevates the material with a still-sharp, sardonic attitude. The dynamic between the two actors should make for some crowd-pleasing cheer for audiences across Canada. Except Winnipeg.
Winnipeg actors Tom Anniko and Megan McArton play a married couple, as well as multiple other characters.