Sunshine Sketches of A Little Town

Sunshine Sketches of A Little Town

DVD - 2012
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Recounts Stephen Leacock's growing up period in the fictional small town of Mariposa (based on Orillia, Ontario), located on the shores of Lake Wissanotti with its notoriously leaky holiday steamer.
Publisher: Toronto : CBC Home Video ; Distributed by Entertainment One, c2012
Edition: Widescreen
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Suns


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Aug 07, 2018

Couldn't get through it. At times beyond slow. Loved seeing all the famous actor and really wanted to enjoy it but it fell short of my expectations. It had tiny comic aspects in the first hour but hardly a comedy.

Jul 03, 2016

This is hilarious, great movie with all but a few of your familiar faces from Canadian tv and comedy. Lots of ironic and tongue in cheek humour which are so Hamilton......They should do another one......

Jun 20, 2016

Very well-done film. Cast is a who's-who of Canadian acting talent. Maybe I'll finally read the book now.

Dec 04, 2013

It would have been better had they stuck to the book alone and not introduced some Leacock biography. Well-filmed and well acted generally, with good period detail, but not anywhere near as satisfying as the whimsical, bittersweet, book.

Jun 26, 2013

This is a Well-done, Creative, humorous look at a small town and its inhabitants. A good family movie. Plenty of laughs. You will get to know many of the people and their quirks. Many well-known comedians and actors take part in this one. Great scenery and costumes. Wonderfully Innovative way of starting a movie.

Jan 06, 2013

Absolutely wonderful! A great piece of Canadian literature made for TV. When I read the book after watching the movie I had Gordon Pinsett's voice in my head! If you were born and raised in rural Canada you will enjoy this film!

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Harriet_the_Spy Dec 06, 2016

This adapatation of Stephen Leacock's classic humour describes life in small-town Ontario at the turn of the 20th century, with its scheming pettiness and big dreams. Starring Canadian legend Gordon Pinsent, it's both family-friendly and great entertainment for all ages.


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