Starring the wonderful Ellen Page, The Tracey Fragments is a compelling and occasionally heart-wrenching Canadian drama presented in a technically interesting fashion.
Directed by Bruce McDonald, with a screenplay written by Maureen Medved based on her stream-of-consciousness novel, the film sporadically uses multi-boxed techniques to show a multitude of teenager Tracey’s thoughts and memories simultaneously on-screen. The effect is highly interesting and in no way hinders the storyline, as may be expected.
We highly recommend this original film.
You can find more information on this English-language movie on Wikipedia and IMDb. Ignore the ridiculous IMDb rating; this is an excellent film.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: The Tracey Fragments
Direction: Bruce McDonald
Screenplay: Maureen Medved
Cinematography: Steve Cosens
Editing: Jeremy Munce, Gareth C. Scales
Score: Broken Social Scene
Stars: Ellen Page, Kate Todd, Ryan Cooley, Libby Adams, Ari Cohen, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Zie Souwand, Derek Scott, Slim Twig, Julian Richings, Sydney Rodgers, George Stroumboulopoulos (cameo)
Never heard of this film, but will need to give it a watch
Builds to an absolutely gut wrenching ending. It featured at Rev a few years ago.
I was going to watch this film, but after seeing a clip, I though it’ll give me a headache from all the boxes! I might give it a watch sometime.