Wilby Wonderful

A FILM BY Daniel MacIvor

... audience-friendly without pandering.
-Liam Lacey, Globe & Mail
Paul Gross especially deserves kudos for playing way against type as a scruffy and nondescript cop who's just trying to do the right thing.
-David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews


Today in the small East Coast island town of Wilby, Carol French, the local realtor, is trying to sell the Mayor a house that belonged to her recently deceased mother-in-law. Her police officer husband Buddy is in the middle of an investigation into the town’s deviant underbelly. It seems that Buddy is also about to begin a love affair with the wrong-side-of-the-tracks just-back-in-town Sandra Anderson. Meanwhile, Sandra’s daughter Emily isn’t very happy that her mother has given her a handful of condoms to use with her new one-track-mind boyfriend. Add to the mix the apparently dyslexic sign painter Duck MacDonald, and MacKenzie Fisher, the Mayor’s algebra-challenged young daughter, and it’s just another Thursday in Wilby. But then why is Dan Jarvis trying to kill himself in all the wrong places? Where are all the drugs suddenly coming from? And, what’s Carol French going to do about that body in the closet?

Original Languages: English
Genre: Canadian, Comedy
Running Time: 99 min.
Year: 2004


Paul Gross
Sandra Oh
Daniel MacIvor


Left to right: Paul Gross (as Buddy French) and Rebecca Jenkins (as Sandra Anderson); photo by Nance Ackerman
Left to right: Ellen Page (as Emily Anderson) and Caleb Langille (as Taylor); photo by Nance Ackerman
Sandra Oh as Carol French; photo by Nance Ackerman
James Allodi as Dan Jarvis; photo by Nance Ackerman