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Trigger (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 April 2011 (USA)
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Ten years after ending their partnership as rock musicians, two women become re-acquainted in the course of one night.


Bruce McDonald


Daniel MacIvor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Wright ... Vic
Molly Parker ... Kat
Daniel MacIvor ... Host
Bob Martin ... Waiter #2
Melinda Shankar ... Rocker Chick #1
Aislinn Paul ... Rocker Chick #3
Mallary Davenport Mallary Davenport ... Crazy Girl
Sarah Polley ... Hillary
Lenore Zann ... Beebee
Adam Barrett Adam Barrett ... Honey
Greg Calderone ... Waiter #1
Don McKellar ... Brian
Marline Yan ... Rocker Chick #2
Samantha Munro ... Rocker Chick
Callum Keith Rennie ... Billy


Trigger is the story of two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening rediscover friendship, remember rock n'roll and reignite chaos. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

30 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Bruce McDonald asked Daniel MacIvor to write a My Dinner with Andre-style screenplay that would be a sequel to Hard Core Logo, with Hugh Dillon and Callum Keith Rennie playing the roles. However, scheduling (among other reasons) kept it from moving forward. After some discussion, McDonald and MacIvor decided to rewrite the screenplay for two women, with Molly Parker and Tracy Wright in mind. Rennie now has a cameo in the film. See more »


Vic: This is love: I secretly believe that I'm unlovable, and then I meet you. You tell me that you love me. I love you because you love me, but that has nothing to do with you; it's about you loving me. I only love you because I imagine myself unlovable, and you, against all odds, love me. And then, and some point, you do something that makes me think that you don't love me, which I'm more ready to believe than you loving me because I'm unlovable, so I stop loving you; I only love you because you ...
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Followed by Hard Core Logo 2 (2010) See more »

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Show me, don't tell me
16 January 2011 | by wadams-936-216729See all my reviews

Movies that are heavily dialogue based don't come along very often. It is a difficult task to master and it requires some brilliant writing(MacIvor) and talented direction (MacDonald) to hold an audience's interest. Before Sunrise did this well, as did Before Sunset. The key elements are: a strong cast,and a subject that is important to more than just the characters on the screen.

This story takes place over the course of an evening. Following a montage of flashback scenes we find Vic (Tracy Wright)waiting for Kat (Molly Parker)in a restaurant where Vic does not want to be. She finds the place to be ostentatious, though Vic finds a much simpler way to say it. During the meal some light begins to shine on these two women and their oil and vinegar relationship.

After the restaurant, and a couple of flashes to what might have happened if, the camera journeys along with the pair to a 'Women in Music' tribute concert that just happens to be going on. Toronto at night gets some screen time as the drama of the reunion of the former friends continues.

If you are looking for a concert film, or the history of rock 'n' roll, then this is not the one for you. It is dialogue driven, rather than musically motivated. It is a story about relationships and life. There is one performance and that seems pretty amazing since the two have not see in each other in ten years. Sometimes the movie takes itself too seriously trying to offer the meaning of life, love and happiness through the words of a couple of former wannabe rock stars.

The performances by Molly Parker and Tracy Wright are compelling. There is a chemistry that makes the tension and competition between the women credible. Even after only knowing them for seventy-eight minutes the viewer is left caring about the characters and the outcome.

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