Jay Baruchel: Commie hero in film, capitalist burger devourer in life

Jay Baruchel: Commie hero in film, capitalist burger devourer in life

Baruchel at the opening for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist during TIFF 2008 (Photo by Sam Javanrouh)  

Should you find yourself in love with the nerd-hero Jay Baruchel, in town for The Trotsky, there are two things to know:

1. You’re not alone…for much longer. His adorkable film, about a Montreal boy who honest-to-Marx believes he’s the reincarnated Leon Trotsky, is the hypest of TIFF’s homegrown fare. Come its release, we predict tween girls from coast-to-coast will develop a new attention span for early 20th century revolutionary history.

2. You can find him at McDonald’s. “Any McDonald’s. It’s all he eats,” swears his Trotsky costar, Emily Hampshire. “He’ll probably be with his mom, too. He’s a big momma’s boy! Seriously, he’ll be at Mickey D’s with her.”

Aww. We’re lovin’ it.