This is the DVD that I have of the film. According to its Wikipedia entry (here), "The film now has a cult following on DVD. Many relish the gentle Canadian comedy with its wry look at its country."
As well as Gross, the cast also includes Connor Price, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Outerbridge, Kari Matchett, Molly Parker and Polly Shannon. Members of the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip make a cameo appearance in the film as a competing rink representing Kingston, Ontario, the band's home city. Winnipeg's three-time Brier champion Jeff Stoughton also makes an appearance throwing his trademark 'spin-o-rama' shot.
The interior curling action was filmed in the Hamilton and Brampton curling clubs.
The movie grossed $4.2 million dollars at the box office.
More about Paul Gross and the film in this blog post here written by Angela Pressland.
Of course, if you are a fan of the film, and a curling collector, having a copy of the film will not be enough. You could look out for the soundtrack of the movie.
'Hockey Skates' by Kathleen Edwards
'Throwing Off Glass' by The Tragically Hip
'Life' by Our Lady Peace
'Mass Romantic' by The New Pornographers
'God' by Sean Macdonald
'Diggin' a Hole' by Big Sugar
'Planet Love' by Tom Wilson
'Hello Time Bomb' by Matthew Good Band
'Can U Tell' by Pepper Sands
'Leading Me Home' by Chantal Kreviazuk
'Kiss You 'Til You Weep' by Paul Gross
'Watching Over You' by Holly McNarland
'Oh Honey' by The Tragically Hip
'Men With Brooms Theme'
The series stars Brendan Gall, William Vaughan, Joel Keller, Anand Rajaram, Aliyah O'Brien, Glenda Braganza, and Siobhan Murphy. The show's producer, Paul Gross, narrates and makes occasional appearances as Chris Cutter, his character in the original film.
'Men with Brooms (The TV Series)' aired for one season and was not renewed. I have a two-disc DVD of all twelve episodes (issued in 2011), and during lockdown I watched them all. Part of my life I'll never get back. Being kind, let's just say I can understand why the series was not renewed. The Wikipedia entry for the TV series is here. The IMDB entry is here. And here is a review by someone who enjoyed the series.
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