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Passenger Side

  • 2009
  • Canada
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matt Bissonnette
  • Cast: Adam Scott, Joel Bissonnette, Richard Medina

Often compared to Hal Hartley, Canadian Matt Bissonnette continues his fascination with sibling rivalries in this tale starring his brother Joel as a recovering drug addict driven around town on bizarre errands. He and his brother Michael (Adam Scott) argue against an LA backdrop that sharply showcases the city and awesome sounds bellowing out of the music system.

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Passenger Side is a witty road movie about sibling rivalries

28 Mar 20114 stars

Matt Bissonnette's comedy stars Joel Bissonnette and Adam Scott

(12A) 85min Before the road movie was carjacked by the American gross-out comedy, Easy Rider and its offspring helped establish a genre of American outsider cinema, with its portraits of the big country beyond the confines of the Hollywood system.

Profile: Matt Bissonnette, director of Passenger Side

24 Mar 2011

Canadian director's third feature earning critical praise

Name Matt Bissonnette Born Montreal, Quebec, November 2 1965. Background Bissonnette is an autodidact at the school of Alfred Hitchcock, Gus Van Sant and Richard Linklater. He studied English and film at Concordia University and read law at…

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