Men with Brooms

Director: Paul Gross Year: 2002 Run Time: 103min

After the success of the TV series Due South, Paul Gross went on to create this mainstream Canadian comedy hit, with romance, music (The Tragically Hip appear as a rival team) and, of course, curling.

When Chris Cutter (Gross) returns to his small hometown to bury his former curling coach, he is inspired to reunite the old team and try to win the Golden Broom. Nothing has been the same in town since Chris’s departure 10 years earlier — Chris’s old teammates and his own father (Nielsen) are disappointed in life, and the coach’s daughters Amy (Parker) and Julie (Nolden) have become, respectively, a drunk and an astronaut. Despite the odds, the rag-tag group of misfits unites to compete in the championship, with heartwarming and hilarious results.

Staff Pick:

"The Tragically Hip represent Kingston, Ont. as a curling team. Paul Gross is there. What else could you want?" —Sasha


Director(s):

Paul Gross

Writer(s):

Paul Gross, John Krizanc, Paul Quarrington

Producer(s):

Robert Lantos

Cast:

Paul Gross, Leslie Nielsen, Molly Parker, Michelle Nolden, The Tragically Hip

Genre(s):

Comedy, Romance, Sports

Language(s):

English, Dubbed in French

Subtitles:

French

Region:

Men with Brooms is filmed and set in Ontario. Paul Gross is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
14A British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14 New Brunswick
14A Newfoundland and Labrador
14 Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
AA Ontario
14 Prince Edward Island
G Québec
14A Saskatchewan
14A Yukon