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Stars: Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Taryn Manning, Matt Frewer, Joe Dinicol, Raoul Bhaneja

Director: Allan Moyle

Crazy is the word for this Canadian comedy. Stoners Dex (Speedman) and Royce (Bentley) are 1700 dollars in debt to local drugs dealer Omar (Bhaneja) who's into breaking kneecaps - as well as the sport of curling. Attempting to bury Mattie (Manning) who has 'died' after an overdose, Dex and Royce - en route to burgle a house to open a safe to which Mattie, who isn't dead, has the combination - stumble on a small coven of smart-suited Satanists.

At the house, pursued by the Satanists, they meet the nephew (Dinicol) of the owner (Frewer), a man recovering from having an icicle drop on his brain. Drugging the nephew with spliffs, the hapless duo attempt to make off with the safe to which, now without Mattie, they lack the combination.

If we tell you that Manning and Frewer end up being sacrificed by the Satanists, against whom ride a carload of dwarves dressed as Viking warriors, you'll get an idea of the sheer apocalyptic zaniness of the whole enterprise.

A proper script might have helped make this a riot, but, since everyone is well into the spirit of the thing, there are still some felicitous moments, not least Bentley's espousal of such crazy inventions as Cigatea and Sprayonnaise. There's a scene after the credits for those prepared to wait.

David Quinlan

Canada 2006. UK Distributor: Contender Films. Technicolor.
91 minutes. Not widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 1, Drugs 2, Swearing 2.

Review date: 11 Nov 2007