The Perfect Son (2000) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

Two IMDb reviewers summed it up perfectly:

"The Perfect Son is a story about two 30-something brothers, one who is seemingly "perfect" and another who is basically a screw-up, frequently landing himself in drug rehab centers. After the death of their father, the two are brought together after a long absence and the usual sibling rivalry resurfaces. It isn't until the "perfect" brother makes the startling revelation that he has AIDS that the irresponsible younger brother finally makes a move to get his own life in order, and take some responsibility."

"They enter on a heart warming journey of reconciliation. The two leads do a magnificent job of creating the gradual warmth and respect that builds up between them as the movie progresses."


Colm Feore shows his butt twice as the dying brother.

Chandra West shows her buns and breasts in a nearly-meaningless long distance sex scene that is so dark it can barely be seen to begin with, and is faded to black as soon as her breasts appear.

 It's exactly as good as it sounds.

The Critics Vote

  • there are no major reviews available for this Canadian picture.

  • nominated for two Genie awards (Canada's academy award). The two men who star were each nominated, against each other, as "Best Actor". They both lost to Tony Nardi (My Father's Angel)


The People Vote ...

IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is at least a C. Solid, well-intentioned, but unremarkable film made for a small audience.

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