Internet Movie Database Movie Reviews
An outlaw on the run with bounty hunters after him, makes his stand in a small town and ends up befriending the townsfolk, who rally around him when the bad guys come to collect.
Except this outlaw (adorable Paul Gross) has crossed the border between the US and Canada, so ends up in a town without firearms…
Mr. Otter and I were going through a Paul Gross phase; he had watched H20 and Trojan Horse and Passchendale, and we were (still are) watching all of Due South. Then I was surfing for something and saw this on Amazon. Six bucks? I said, Worth a try! and got it.
And it was really fun, well written and enjoyable. Gross is a US outlaw who ends up in a Canadian town, just over the border; he picks a fight with a local that leads to him challenging said local to a gunfight, but there are no guns, so he has to wait around while the town’s only (ancient) pistol is repaired. Meanwhile, shenanigans.
His love interest is played by Sienna Guillory, who was the Portuguese housekeeper in Love Actually, and is just as charming when she is allowed to speak English. The story is funny and charming, the plot twists are great, the Canadianness (contrasted with the US, where Gross’ character is from) is fun to watch, and we were very pleased with it.
Buy or stream this, it’s worth your time. Trust the Otter!