prepare4trouble (prepare4trouble) wrote,
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Bon Cop Bad Cop

I bought Bon Cop Bad Cop on a whim last week, I'd not seen it in ages and I really fancied watching it. I'd actually forgotten how great it is. And it makes me want to learn French. Too bad I'm already learning two languages, I think three at once would be pushing it a bit. Anyway, I watched it on Saturday, then watched it again with Jennie and Matt tonight. Jennie didn't like it as much as me, and Matt didn't even comment. Ah well. I still think it's awesome.

For anyone who hasn't seen it, it's a Canadian film about a cop from Toronto and one from Quebec who have to work together after a murder victim is found on the Ontario Quebec border. Actually, right on top of the sign marking the border, with half of him on each side. The film highlights the differences and similarities between the two main characters, and by extension the two provinces. Basically, it's a buddy movie. The two guys hate each other at first, but as they work together to solve the case, they find out more about one another and discover how much they have in common. It's nothing you haven't seen before, but it's really well done, and really funny. The most interesting thing about it though is that its in two languages. The characters both speak English and French, and switch between them quickly depending on the circumstances. Often they have whole conversations in which they are literally speaking two different languages, Bouchard speaking French and Ward answering in English. It's really cleverly done, and though I'm sure that some things are lost in translation, it's certainly not enough it stop it being hugely entertaining, funny and fascinating. It's also very Canadian, which is never a bad thing.

Watch it, if you get chance. I don't know if it's available outside of Canada, but if it is, rent a copy, you won't regret it. If it's not available, there's always amazon.ca.
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