Toronto Critics Praise Egoyan Stinker

Mar 26th, 2010 | By Coco Cabrera | Category: Arts

Amanda Seyfried

In a demon­stra­tion of civic pride, Toronto film crit­ics have given favourable reviews to the new Atom Egoyan film “Chloe”.  It has been almost uni­ver­sally panned elsewhere.

Toronto, already deeply inse­cure and des­per­ate for appro­ba­tion, was seen as too frag­ile to take bad notices for the film.

The sit­u­a­tion was exac­er­bated by so much hav­ing been made of the fact that Toronto played itself in the picture.

A bunch of the bet­ter known scrib­blers got together for a TIFF spon­sored lunch at Bistro 990 and agreed they had to do some­thing,” said an unnamed source. “We’re world class, right?”

All of Ontario is seen as emo­tion­ally vul­ner­a­ble as its econ­omy crum­bles, it slips to “have-not” sta­tus in the con­fed­er­a­tion and Dal­ton McGuinty is its face.  But Toronto, con­stantly com­par­ing itself to places like New York and Chicago, was seen as too weak to be told the truth about the Egoyan film.

That dick from NOW gave the pic­ture a bad review but he was just pissed off about not hav­ing been invited to the lunch.”

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