(162) PERFECT PIE (2002) early Rachel McAdams rarity
French title LA
VOIE DU DESTIN [the Way of Destiny]
numerous hit movies including Mean Girls, Wedding Crashers, Doctor
Strange and - of course - The Notebook, Rachel McAdams
is an A-List Hollywood actress. But her career actually began with a pair
of extremely rare coming-of-age films [virtually unseen in the USA], the
Italian sex comedy MY
NAME IS TONINO and this Canadian drama also starring Alison Pill
and Wendy Crewson.
Based on Judith Thopson's
play LA VOIE DU DESTIN [the Way of Destiny], here
is a story about the reunion of two childhood friends who drifted apart
after a terrifying rape. They have been living away away from each other
since the terribler incident and and have not spoken. Patsy is the one
who never left the small hometown, living the quiet life of a housewife.
On the other hand, Francesca since became a world-famous opera singer,
apprehensive to go back to the distant ugly memories of the sexual assault
in Marora Ontario. The roles of adult Patsy and Francesca are played by
Wendy Crewson and Barbara Williams, while Alison Pill and Rachel McAdams
portray the 15 year old versions of the two characters [both Rachel and
Alison were 15 at the time].
Director Barbara Willis
Sweete is firmly set in the fine arts, with a career dedicated to opera
and classical music. She won top prize at the São Paulo International
Film Festival for her documentary Inspired by Bach (1997)
and a Gemini Best Film award for 'Great Performances: Don Giovanni Unmasked'
film in English language; widescreen format,
uncut theatrical print 92 minutes, DVD Package encoded for ALL REGION
Recommended for Mature Audiences