Waydowntown Poster

Release Date: 2000

DVD Release Date: March 15th, 2005

R|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
The world of interconnected office buildings, apartment complexes and food courts (shot in all its fluorescent glory on digital video) is the backdrop for "Waydowntown," where young office workers Tom, Sandra, Randy and Curt, have all staked a month's salary on a bet to see who can stay indoors the longest. It's lunch hour on day 24 of the wager and everyone's pretty much reached their breaking point.

Cast: Fab Filippo, Don McKellar, Marya Delver, Gordon Currie, Jennifer Clement, Tammy Isbell, Tobias Godson, James McBurney

Director: Gary Burns

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: The CFCN Production Fund, Odeon Films, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Burns Films, Canada Council for the Arts [ca], CITY-TV, Téléfilm Canada, Canadian Television

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Maybe you have to have experienced one of these anti-weather urban cocoons to appreciate the concept of the film, and the prickly people who populate it. show more

  • It's a smart and creative comedy that skewers cheaply dehumanizing architecture and self-absorbed yuppie mentalities in a series of skillfully assembled scenes. See it in a theater that's waydowntown, and city life may never look the same. show more

  • The film will resonate with today's alienated workers, whose every brain cell and nerve ending hates the soul-crushing jobs they're told they should be grateful to have. show more

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