Wilby Wonderful
Wilby Wonderful (2005)

The residents of Wilby, Nova Scotia, learn the importance a day can make as scandal weighs heavily on their conscience in the sophomore feature from Canadian playwright-turned-filmmaker Daniel MacIvor. Suicidal Dan Jarvis (James Allodi) is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 11, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Despite its hipster-coffeehouse soundtrack, foul mouth, randy characters, and violent patches, Wilby is wholesome and ultimately remarkable for its optimism.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A fine ensemble cast and a low-key approach that's both charming and a little dull.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Writer/director Daniel MacIvor does a wonderful job of establishing this small town...

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star


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About as Canadian as Canadian movies get. And no, that's not a good thing.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Wilby Wonderful tries to be audience-friendly without pandering.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Wilby Wonderful is pleasant enough storytelling with a handful of truly brilliant scenes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
A little too slow and scattered it still has good acting making for a nice piece on life in a small town.
Mark Abell
Another sparkling gem from the ouevre of the brilliant, young Ms Page. She continues to impress this viewer with her acting chops. In this, she plays the… More
Thomas Johnston
Way too slow,and way too preachy for so little said. The movie was not very focused with several unrelated plots distracting from any real meaning for this… More
FanGirl Browncoat
One of my favorites of the Film Movement. It's a very quiet movie and improves a lot upon a second viewing.
Nicki Marie
Flawed, but has such interesting characters you can almost look past it. Very slow moving, though, and not for anyone who likes a big story. The acting is… More