In Montreal, cranky, priapic Remy is dying before his time. His rich, estranged son arrives from London and coldly starts buying his father a smooth exit from life. Rounding up the old boy's past friends and lovers, they both begin to see his life and their relationship in a new and more forgiving light. Writer-director Denis Arcand plays down the sentiment, plays up the ironies and emerges with a lovely, acceptant meditation on the end game we all must play.
Top 10 Everything 2003
Epic times call for epic art, and nothing moved us more than The Return of the King. Other things we loved: Louis Vuitton, William Boyd and BBC's The Office And to the Atlanta group OutKast, we say "Stank you very much!"