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Donkeyhead (2022)Donkeyhead (2022)

Donkeyhead (2022)

A lovingly-made Canadian comedy-drama

Drama

7.8

movie

English

Easy, Funny, Grown-up Comedy

2022

Agam Darshi, Female director

Agam Darshi, Huse Madhavji, Kim Coates

106 min

Synopsis

Mona, a failed writer, carves out a life of isolation while caring for her ailing Sikh father but when he has a debilitating stroke her three successful siblings show up on her doorstep determined to take control of the situation.

Our Take

7.8
Bilal Zouheir

This Canadian drama is directed by, written by, and stars first-time director Agam Darshi. It’s a labor of love about a 30-something woman who takes care of her sick father while trying to become a writer.

Mona (the character) comes from an immigrant Indian family, and she is proudly the black sheep of the bunch. When a visitor greets her with “God is Truth” in Punjabi, she replies in English with “Merry Christmas”, and when aunties catch her smoking she gives them the middle finger. Not to mention she is sleeping with a married man.

And yet the way the movie is made it works as a universal story – one about finding purpose in taking care of one’s parents while navigating complex family dynamics.

Comments

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mlaycock

Not very funny but seemed authentic.

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