Corner Gas: The Movie (2014)

Comedy
Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson
As the town of Dog River goes bankrupt the residents of the town must pack up and move out. However our favourite citizens make one last-ditch effort to save Dog River.
  • 03 Dec 2014 Released:
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  • Brent Butt (story), Andrew Carr (story), Andrew Wr Writer:
  • David Storey Director:
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Exceeded My Expectations10/10
I have always been a fan of the Corner Gas series, and was quite sad when it went off the air. I was actually unaware that a movie was being made until a week before it debuted. Of course I bought tickets to the movie.

As a fan of the show, I'll admit that some of the episodes, while always entertaining, only really became funny to me once I watched the episode a second time.

Much like the show, the movie has no laugh track, but the jokes were very funny, consistent in their pacing, and a bit less subtle than the TV show. The whole theatre (which was completely sold out) was in stitches the entire film. All of the actors did a stand up job reprising their roles, and it felt like the same old crew even years after the series ended.

The plot line was good, and in true Corner Gas fashion, all of the wild tangents that each character went on tied together in the end. Also, as a special surprise, Lorne Cardinal was at the theatre and introduced the movie in person. Over all, a great time! Maybe we will be lucky enough for a second movie sometime in the future.
Fans will be extremely satisfied! As a stand alone movie it is entertaining7/10
This is my very first review here at IMDb. I am writing this to get the word about this little project. Corner Gas started as a curious Canadian sitcom set in the fictional small town Dog River where nothing ever happens. Soon the show was hailed by critics and audiences across the country and also in United States and other countries for its authenticity, lovable and relatable characters, and its quirkiness and brilliant wordplay. The show ended with its head held high after successful six seasons and it left its audience wanting more and the movie delivered what the audience wanted. The movie happens after five years where the show left us. Typical of Dog River, nothing happened during those years except for some small character (that we love) developments. But trouble comes in the form of economic disaster for Dog River. All the money in the budget is spent and what the whole town does to save it forms the rest of the story. Every beloved character has plenty of scenes, snappy dialogues and word plays. As a fan I'm completely satisfied and as a stand alone movie for audiences who've never watched the show, it will be a fun couple of hours except for the occasional and inevitable references from the series! Usually most of the movies based on beloved TV series have always been complete disasters. But Brent Butt and team managed to make a follow up movie just as delightful as the TV show we all adore.
Loved It!!!!9/10
I loved all of it! It was great to see Oscar and all of the nonsense that his character was known for. He was my favourite character. Of course Hank and Brent were their usual silly selves. It's too bad that Nancy Robertson got a face lift as she did not look like her self and I thought that she looked great the way that she was before she had it done. I thought that the scene between Davis & Hank in Wullerton was very funny. Although he did have a one minute cameo in the film, I found myself missing Phil the bartender. Otherwise I found it extremely enjoyable and would definitely recommend it to anyone. I hope that they make another movie as I do not think that I will ever get tired of Corner Gas, ever.
testing on an American this weekend10/10
we are testing this on an American friend of ours who has not seen the show this weekend. unleash dog river ! the first time my mother and I saw it was great. then when I thought of it, it was more of an event - like boyhood, but not as long and well you know what I mean. there's a juxtaposition between the two. okay well onward. that small town story is all you need to do well here. complete with a well-meaning mayor and a good dose of wullertonites (pfff!). (it's a thing). and parodies of retirement, casinos, cheesy entertainment, cluelessness, helicopter parenting, doomsday preppers, community hi-jackers, corporate scumbags, well meaning Canadian donut franchises...I can't spoil this for you. I stop now.
great for fans of the show7/10
The mayor of Dog River Fitzy has lost the town's money in property investments in Detroit. Now the town is going bankrupt. Lacey Burrows (Gabrielle Miller) has an idea to enter the town into a newspaper contest for the quaintest town. Hank Yarbo (Fred Ewanuick)'s ideas are as terrible as ever. Davis Quinton (Lorne Cardinal) is let go as a cop and he decides to be a private investigator. Fellow cop Karen Peel (Tara Spencer-Nairn) is pregnant and starts writing lots of tickets. Wanda Dollard (Nancy Robertson) discovers Davis' man-cave and starts a bar there without Davis' knowledge. Emma Leroy (Janet Wright) is itching for Brent (Brent Butt) to have kids. Oscar (Eric Peterson) sells his car for a horse.

The TV show was always a bit about nothing. So the town going bankrupt is a big something. However, it's handled with the show's usual lightness. All the main characters are back and that's a great thing. Nobody is missing. It is just as charming as the show. It's not so complicated that even people who are not familiar with the TV show will easily get into this.