Toronto Critics Praise Egoyan StinkerMar 26th, 2010 | By Coco Cabrera | Category: Arts
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.”