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Toronto Fringe Review: The Movies (Abridged) by E. Sempé
July 5, 2008, 11:20 pm
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Fast Forward Rating: FFF (3 out of 5)


The Movies (abridged) is the story of Dan, an employee of the video store mega-chain Bigbuster, who dreams of one day becoming a store manager. But to attain his goal, he must pass the ultimate movie knowledge test – a rigorous exam to ensure that he is worthy of the noble title of Bigbuster store manager.

To prepare himself for this task, Dan must make his way through cinematic history, across eras and epochs of blockbusters, stars and their much-publicized mishaps. Thus, the three actors of The Movies delve deep into the recesses of everything Hollywood, by hilariously re-enacting scenes from the films that defined generations. From horror flicks to westerns, every genre is explored, making this play a real trip down pop culture memory lane.

Overall, a breezy and occasionally crude comedy that pokes fun at all the things we watch on the big screen: The Movies (abridged) is well-paced and sure to make you laugh. Three out of five.


The Movies (abridged) will be playing at the Passe Muraille Theatre Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. (E. of Bathurst, N. of Queen) as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival:

Tuesday, July 8, 10:45 pm
Thursday, July 10, 5:15 pm
Friday, July 11, 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 12, Noon


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