Watch the trailers for three new movies in which Toronto is actually front and centre
When it comes to cinema, Torontonians have heard it all before: their city can double for pretty much anywhere in the world, and when it can’t, there are plenty of studios around here that can. But with these three movies slated for release in 2011—I Hate Toronto: A Love Story, Thank You and Jane Doe—Hogtown won’t have to hide. It will unabashedly play itself. Check out the trailers for all three movies below.
Thank You is a singing, dancing Bollywood extravaganza, with the CN Tower, waterfront and Rogers Centre all prominently featured. The International Indian Film Academy Awards are hitting Toronto this summer, so the timing for this one couldn’t be better.
In this unnecessarily—one might even say excruciatingly—long trailer for Jane Doe, we see the gritty, crime-ridden side of Toronto. Vivica A. Fox has top billing in this one (apparently she plays a nurse), but is invisible in the trailer. More prominent is local actor Veronika London, who takes on the title role.
I Hate Toronto: A Love Story may have the best title of the three, but its premise is the most questionable. According to IMDB, it’s about a man who decides to kill himself in a year’s time, but vows to bed as many women as possible before his expiration date. And guess what? “In the process, he learns about love and, possibly, finds a reason to keep on living.”