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Toronto Teacher Mom on the Big Screen

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Okay, so it may not exactly be the big screen but it certainly appeared on my new flat screen. Which is larger than my old tube TV. Thus, you could call it the bigger screen. Last night, I stayed up late to watch the Canadian romantic comedy Please Kill Mr. Know It All. A little over a year ago, I received an email from one of the co-directors Colin Carter. He mentioned that their lead character is made famous by a video going viral and that he wanted to feature my site, Toronto Teacher Mom, as one of the sites that features the story on Ask Mr. Know It All. After a conversation over the phone, and several months later, the movie saw its theatrical release in the spring and I am pretty excited to see that my site was included. And remember Colin Mochrie from Who's Line is it Anyway? He's in it, too!

Here's a little synopsis of the movie:

Cynical SALLY (LARA JEAN CHOROSTECKI) lives a life free of excitement and romance and that's just the way she likes it! Although she'd like to be a novelist, she makes ends meet ghostwriting a local advice column under the pseudonym Mr. Know-It-All. But, after a celebrity endorsement (COLIN MOCHRIE and TOM WILSON) turns her column into an overnight success, the newspaper requests a photo of the author from Sally's best friend and agent, PATTI (KRISTINA PESIC). Sally decides to submit a sketch of ALBERT (JEFFERSON BROWN), a handsome stranger she spots in a movie theatre who just so happens to be a contract killer. Once the picture is published, Albert cannot walk down the street without being recognized, and so, for the sake of his livelihood, he decides he must kill Mr. Know-It-All.

While Albert is determined to meet Mr. Know-It-All, Sally wants to conduct a hidden camera interview with Albert to satisfy the media's need to know more about the popular columnist. But, as Albert and Sally begin to spend more and more time together, ulterior motives quickly turn into mutual attraction and Sally decides to confess that she is Mr. Know-It-All. At this point, Albert doesn't know whether to kiss her or kill her and his seeming indifference causes her to push him away. Soon, the girlfriend of Albert's MOB BOSS (AL SAPIENZA) decides to pack up and leave after reading an inspiring newspaper column and Albert finds himself contracted to kill the author Mr. Know-It-All!

Albert is torn between love and responsibility. Will Albert do the hit? Or will they find happiness in the end? Can they outwit the mob? Will the one-legged man find revenge?

All in all, I think the movie was good if you like romantic comedies. There were some awkward moments but on the whole I found it entertaining enough. While the storyline was predictable and the plot left some unanswered questions, it wasn't written as an edge-of-your-seat thriller. I liked it for its Canadian talent and its simplicity. It was also neat to see some familiar places, seeing as they filmed right here in Toronto, including the Eglinton Grand.

Thank you to the film's directors for including Toronto Teacher Mom. It is such an honour!

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  1. How exciting! This is a pretty neat thing to add to your accomplishments and accolades!

    1. It sure is neat, even though you could miss it if you blink...

  2. What a fun honor. Congratulations!

  3. Congrats Diana! It must have been odd to see this part of yourself on a big screen where we usually don't belong so much :)


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