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The Tracey Fragments (2007)

15-year-old Tracey Berkowitz is naked under a shower curtain at the back of a bus, looking for her little brother Sonny, who thinks he's a dog.

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Lance (as Max McCabe - Lokos)
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Mr. Berkowitz
Erin McMurtry ...
Mrs. Berkowitz
Zie Souwand ...
Sonny Berkowitz
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Leonard Dunbar ...
Laughing Man
Chris Ratz ...
Donut Shop Cashier
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Elegant Pimp Daddy
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David Goldberg
Jeffrey Bornstein ...
The Boy With Curious Hair
Jackie Brown ...
Mrs. Dorchester the Teacher
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That Knockout Bitch Debbie Dodge
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Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and teased. She develops a thing for Billy Zero, a new student, imagining he's her boyfriend. We see the day she loses Sonny and we watch her try to find him. In bits and pieces, we see what leads up to her riding in the back of a city bus wrapped in a shower curtain. Coming of age, or just surviving? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong language throughout, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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CAD 750,000 (estimated)

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$17,220 (Canada), 11 November 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,002, 11 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,576, 18 May 2008
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First feature film to use Mondrian multi-frame compositions for the entire length. See more »

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Tracey Berkowitz: Men buy girls panties. Myra Bernie told me. Girls in school like me. Unpopular girls, girls with big tits, girls with regular tits and girls with no tits at all. The men don't even care. Panties just come out of a machine like chocolate bar. The men take them home and cuddle them like a little kitten. She told me. Myra Bernie. Because her parents heard it at a party. I don't care. I don't even like panties. The word sickens me.
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With Charles Spearin, Ohad Benchetrit (as Ohad Bechetrit), Kevin Drew,
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A Brilliantly Bizarre Non-Linear Story
2 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

The Tracey Fragments is a wonderful movie which everyone should all see for the experience. Most of the movie is split between three or more different camera angles. This allows the viewer to watch the movie in many different perspectives. Where this can be confusing at times, I found it wonderful and unique! I had such a blast watching this movie and trying to see every frame at least once.

The beginning of the movie will leave your head spinning for a good 20-30 minutes. Picture an empty time-line and as the movie progresses, you get to know a little from the beginning, a little from the end, a little of the middle, and repeat it until the movie finishes. It's bizarre but an experience.

One great portion of the film are the little scenes when you get dumped into Tracey's fantasy world. Sometimes you can tell it's a fantasy and sometimes you cannot. However, this then leads the viewer to wonder if future scenes are real or just a fantasy.

The highlight of the film, in my opinion, is Tracey's 'back of the bus' confessions. Throughout the movie, Tracey will pop in the movie, dressed in a shower curtain, and give a little hint or just some insight into her somewhat confused mind. It gives you a short break from the non-linear chaos of the film and sometimes will give you a chuckle.

All in all, Ellen Page yet again shows how great of an actor she really is. Her acting in this movie blows Hard Candy and Juno out of the water! The movie is all about her and I don't believe that there isn't a scene without her. I find this great because you can truly focus on the main character and her story, rather than any subplots or supporting character development. The Tracey Fragments is a must see film!!


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