In Weedsville, Ontario, friends Royce (an ideas guy) and Dexter (the quiet, introspective one of the two) are slacker druggies. In Dexter owing their drug dealer Omar $1,700, Royce, with the help of his friend Mattie (who many people, including Omar, “mistakenly” believe is a hooker), has made a deal with Omar to sell some of his drugs for him in the profit amount of what Dexter owes as payment. Mattie, who is also a druggie, came up with the idea having a secondary plan in mind to pay back Omar. She is aware that wealthy Jason Taylor, who is currently in the hospital with his wife Irene standing 24-hour vigil there leaving their house empty, does not believe in banks and keeps his money in a safe in the house. As Mattie knows the safe combination, the three of them can steal the money and thus keep Omar’s drugs for their own consumption. As the week progresses with the three awaiting the right time to make the heist, Mattie overdoses on the drugs and dies. As Royce believes going to …
User Reviews: From Jaws as a lady, to a Canadian romp of Satanists, gangsters and fighting midgets, Weirdsville certainly lives up to its title. Allan Moyle, the director of 1990’s Pump Up the Volume, directs another tale of disaffected youth featuring a pair of junkies as an entertaining double act, Royce and Dexter (Wes Bentley and Scott Speedman). Trying to steal money to pay back their thumb threatening local gangster, the plot includes over doses and slap dash midnight burials in reference to 90s film-cool, Shallow Grave and Pulp Fiction. But Moyle adds enough of his own visual exuberance to defy unflattering comparisons and his hallucinogenic effects lend extra scope to the irreverent caper humour. Music video quality moments are depicted in beautiful shots of drug fuelled euphoria including Dexter skating bare foot through the snow sprinkled streets of an Ontarian cityscape.
Occasionally the visual tricks jar in a Family Guy style but the interjections are smoothed over by our fortunately endearing duo and their dumb but smart dialog. Most enjoyably Weirdsville doesn’t take itself too seriously and the ludicrous storyline is filled with bizarre non sequiturs; stopping to note a single green leaf that remains on an ice covered tree, for instance, is quite touching especially as they’re on route to rob a millionaire’s mansion. The nonstop pace and assortment of comic characters ensures that no minute drags on longer than it should, and the climax is appropriately gung ho. By turns genuinely engaging and laugh out loud funny, Weirdsville is daft but brilliant.