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A Problem with Fear (2003)

A young man in Calgary, Alberta is multiphobic: nonetheless, he believes that he is the cause of the fear which is killing people around him.

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A young man in Calgary, Alberta is multiphobic: nonetheless, he believes that he is the cause of the fear which is killing people around him.

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Although significant efforts have been made to disguise Montreal's subway as Calgary by replacing almost all signs and advertisements with English-only equivalents, we can still some references to Montreal in some shots. For instance, we can see a map of Montreal on the wall at one subway's entrance, there is a regulation sign on the wall with reference to STCUM (Société de Transport de la Communauté Urbaine de Montréal), and there is a warning sign in one vehicle with at least one sentence in French. See more »


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Walking Lizard
Written by Mouserocket
Performers include Alicja Trout, Robby Grant, and T-Mo
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Refreshing, hilarious and Well-Constructed
8 May 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised by the lack of enthusiasm that has greeted Gary Burns' fourth feature, A PROBLEM WITH FEAR. Reminiscent of his previous film, WAYDOWNTOWN, FEAR utilizes the insular setting of Calgary's enormous shopping mall and urban life. With an absurdist tone, and hilarious dialogue, Burns examines the culture of fear in which we live. The story is well-constructed, building around Laurie's whose many fears are starting to happen to people around him. FEAR explores similar ground to that which Michael Moore did in BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, but with a sharp, fantastic story. And once again, as in WAYDOWNTOWN, Burns wraps his story up with a surprisingly touching finale.


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