An expertly shot and lovingly crafted piece of whimsy that doesn't quite resonate with the vitality of Monsieur Lazar. Here, we just never really care for the characters. It starts out expertly paced and the score is perfectly matched but comes to a halt in many of the dryer political scenes. 3 stars
The potential absurdity of Canadian politics is well satirized in this homespun entertainment from director Falardeau. The land of three level government, native rights, ministries and powder keg road blocks may have never been quite portrayed like this on screen. In the end its a comedy but is unlikely to have international legs. Quebec star Huard is very good but its Irdens Exantus as the Haitian intern who shines.