My Internship in Canada
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Guibord is an independent Member of Parliament who represents Prescott-Makadewà-Rapides-aux Outardes, a vast county in Northern Quebec. As the entire country watches, Guibord unwillingly finds himself in the awkward position of holding the decisive vote to determine whether Canada will go to war. Accompanied by his wife, his daughter and an idealistic intern from Haiti named Sovereign, Guibord travels across his district in order to consult his constituents. While groups of lobbyists get involved in a debate that spins out of control, the MP will have to face his own conscience. 'My Internship in Canada' is a biting political satire in which politicians, citizens and lobbyists go head-to-head tearing democracy to shreds. Film starring Suzanne Clément, Patrick Huard and Mardy Men
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★★★★ review by Rob Trench on Letterboxd
This could very well be the most Canadian film I've ever seen. But in a good way.
★★★★ review by Quinn Shuster on Letterboxd
This movie was legitimately funny and managed to keep me interested in the plot at the same time. Definitely exceeded my expectations
★★★★ review by Kevin on Letterboxd
Dans l’esprit, on pourrait comparer Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre à La Grande séduction, une autre comédie se déroulant en région qui savait être drôle et intelligente à la fois. Souhaitons à Philippe Falardeau que son film remporte autant de succès!
★★★★ review by mike on Letterboxd
Falardeau did a fine job with this Canadian political comedy. For Canadians there are plenty of insider jokes to have a good laugh; like paddling a canoe to go around the road blockade. It's no coincidence that the conservative Prime Minister in the film resembles a lot like our recently defeated PM. It'd have been even more fun if I had watched this before the last fall election. My main complaint is that the French title literally translates into 'Guibord is on his way to war' which makes perfect sense in English, so why on earth they came up with 'My Internship in Canada'! The beautiful shots of western Quebec in early fall are an added bonus.
★★★★ review by kblackman on Letterboxd
This is a lovely film that lightheartedly talks about some of the contributions that international visitors or immigrants can make to our point of view and world view. It's about the Canadian parliamentary system - so different from ours in the U.S. - but the issues of direct democracy and political wrangling are very familiar.
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