Curtis's Charm (1995)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 18, 1996 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

This raw, grungy Canadian comedy-drama chronicles the conversations between two friends, Jim, a black guy who has recently kicked his heroin habit, and Curtis, his white buddy who attended rehab with him but remains addicted to crack cocaine. Curtis and Jim are opposites in many ways. Curtis is loquacious and endlessly spinning deluded paranoid tales of his mother, whom he believes to be a voodoo priestess. Jim patiently listens as Curtis tells him that his mother has cursed him and that he is being pursued by a murderous squirrel. When not watching for the evil rodent, he must also contend with a pick-pocket mouse. Then there are the highly suspicious park patrons, any one of whom may have been sent by Jim's mother to kill him. Finally Curits, tires of listening and pretends to whip up a magical charm designed to lift the curse.



abuse, addiction, curse, drugs, eccentric, friendship, paranoia