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I’m Yours

Even at 79 minutes, "I'm Yours" still manages to overstay its welcome. Entirely predictable and instantly forgettable, this formulaic road movie is all the drearier for following two traveling companions who, despite a steamy interlude in a motel room, generate precious little onscreen chemistry.

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With: Rossif Sutherland, Karine Vanasse, Don McKellar, Nicolas Campbell.

Even at 79 minutes, “I’m Yours” still manages to overstay its welcome. Entirely predictable and instantly forgettable, this formulaic road movie is all the drearier for following two traveling companions who, despite a steamy interlude in a motel room, generate precious little onscreen chemistry. Individually, leads Rossif Sutherland and Karine Vanasse hit random grace notes while struggling with sketchy roles and gaping plotholes, but they do little to distract from the shopworn contrivances of writer-director Leonard Farlinger’s scenario. After a spin on the fest circuit, this Canadian comedy-drama will go nowhere fast.

Robert (Sutherland), a Manhattan stockbroker mending after a recent heartbreak, enjoys a night of sexual healing with Daphne (Vanasse), a lovely stranger he meets in a bar. Come morning, however, Daphne blackmails him into joining her on a bus trip back to Northern Ontario, where she plans to introduce him to her long-estranged parents as her fiance. Little of what happens next is credible or compelling — the inevitable happy ending is a logic-free zone — but lenser Jonathon Cliff makes some of the Ontario locales appear quite attractive. Canadian viewers may enjoy the view of Northern Ontario locales. But pic won’t travel well.

I'm Yours

Canada

Production: An Entertainment One (in Canada) release of a New Real Films production. Produced by Jennifer Jonas, Avi Federgreen, Mallary Davenport. Executive producer, John Hamilton. Directed, written by Leonard Farlinger.

Crew: Camera (color), Jonathon Cliff; editor, Matt Hannam; music, Ohad Benchetrit, Justin Small; music supervisor, Velma Barkwell; production designer, Steve Henry. Reviewed at Toronto Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema), Sept. 11, 2011. Running time: 79 MIN.

With: With: Rossif Sutherland, Karine Vanasse, Don McKellar, Nicolas Campbell.

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