It turns out that Corey and Sheena were friends and possibly a couple while in high school. They're there and they help move things along but not the focus. While the story is humorous, it lacked laugh out loud moments. It premiered at the in October 2016, and was given a wide Canadian release on April 7, 2017. Marquette and the slightly nebbish Corey is endearing in the role and Crew offers an attractive sought after dream for his character while being able to carry off the physicality that the role requires. We would highly recommend it to anyone, especially if you are a wrestling fan, but that is not even a necessity.
Sheena is now a successful, if troubled, Pro-Wrestler, and is returning to town for their High School reunion. Michael Eklund is great as the new best buddy and the wrestling scenes stopped the film from being too sickly sweet. Cast: Chris Marquette, Amanda Crew, Michael Eklund, Niall Matter, Gwynyth Walsh, Mick Foley, David Hart Smith, Paul James Saunders. Finding a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Robert Cuffley-directed movie via subscription can be difficult, so we here at Moviefone want to help you out. Owned by Patrick pro-wrestler Mick Foley Corey sets things in motion. The film was shown at the 2016 , where it was picked up by A71.
It melds the two worlds together effectively and the end result is a movie that's both touching and fun to watch. While the story is humorous, it lacked laugh out loud moments. Yes, it has a cheesy ending thank goodness , but it wasn't boring at all. It was developed through the and 2014 Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange. It received funding from Creative Saskatchewan, which supports projects filming in. After the failed attempt as they sit and talk Luke suggests they attend the high school reunion taking place. The wrestling scenes were shot in the historic , with local residents serving as extras.
And a final moment of heroism will give him one last opportunity to make his dreams come true. The stars may not be mega stars but each and every one displays the talent it takes to reach that levels offering believable characters in an unbelievable story. And yet a the meager budget on hand here is used to full effect in making a romantic comedy that presents plenty of light laughs and a compelling story. She did well but a bout with alcohol abuse and some run ins with the law left her career tanking. However, the film holds an approval rating of 29% on , based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 4.
When Luke tells him that Sheena DeWilde Amanda Crew will be there, Corey shuts down the deli and they head out. You won't find major belly laughs in this film and you also won't see some past starts of wrestling at the center of the story. She's become more well known for her bouts with arresting officers and her time on a reality show than her time in wrestling, something that comes up at the reunion when a collection of her worst moments is shared on screen. We knew it wasn't going to be a big budget movie so honestly didn't know what to expect with regards to how Chokeslam would turn out. When she announces her retirement, Corey attempts to win back her affections by arranging for one last match, to take place in the town's wrestling arena. We would highly recommend it to anyone, especially if you are a wrestling fan, but that is not even a necessity.
But all hopes of reuniting seem dashed to the curb when her manager and potential boyfriend Tab Niall Matter steps in. Running time 102 minutes Country Canada Language English Chokeslam is a 2016 film directed by and starring , , , and. Corey is unwilling at first since something happened back then to send him on a downward spiral and noting that Luke was always the cool kid everyone liked. Let's start by saying up front this is not a major studio production here. Of course, we loved recognizing filming locations and some familiar faces as well.
We were very excited to be at its premiere showing in Regina and can honestly report we really enjoyed the film! The movie doesn't do what a vast number of movies based in the world of wrestling choose to do which is paint this picture of the glitz and glamour, bright lights and large contracts or as a world where only the seediest of characters can be found stabbing one another in the back both figuratively and literally. Reviews for Chokeslam 2016 My kids and I were fortunate to be involved as extras for a few of the scenes that took place at the wrestling stadium. Knowing all of this there is little expectations to be expected about any film made about professional wrestling. The film also sees the director reunite with two of his previous collaborators in , who starred in Cuffley's 2012 feature Ferocious and , with whom he has worked on several projects including Ferocious and the 2007 feature. In theatres in Canada: Sneak Preview March 15th at select Landmark Cinemas Opens beginning March. Chokeslam previewed in selected Canadian cinemas on March 15, 2017, and premiered across Canada on April 7, 2017.
We were very excited to be at its premiere showing in Regina and can honestly report we really enjoyed the film! As a fan of Foley it was nice to see him here. Cuffley, who had been working on this project since 2002, co-wrote the screenplay with frequent writing partner Jason Long. You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. Instead it takes a simple story of romantic affection and lost dreams and places them into the middle of the ring with the surrounding story being wrestling. The two do get a chance to spend some time together reconnect as friends if not romantically. But there are forces at work that will offer yet another chance for Corey.