April 18, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
After a good-hearted young man awkwardly rebukes a romantic advance, the consequences send him on an absurd road trip of ridiculous misadventure.
Dir. Ray Ramayya | Canada | 2000 | 90 min |
Cast: Bill LeVasseur, Alix Hayden, Catherine Rossini, Peter Cooy
"Full of confusing plot turns, laughable coincidence and manic melodrama, Ryan’s Babe is a film that taps into the same unintentional comedy vein as Tommy Wiseau’s cult hit The Room.” – Paul Corupe, Canuxploitation.com"
A good heart and bad luck will get you nothing but trouble. That’s what Ryan discovers – the hard way – when he thought hitting the road would solve all of his problems, instead it was just the beginning. Ryan (Bill LeVasseur) falls into one circumstantial trouble after another. From getting car-jacked at gun-point, being mistaken for a mobster’s son, to a run-in with cheerleaders intent on vigilante justice, Ryan barely escapes one mess before landing in the middle of another. Finally able to go home, Ryan heads back out on the highway. But has his luck really changed, or is there only more trouble in store for our charming hero?
Despite its hysterically contrived plot largely traversing below the 49th parallel, Ray Raymayya’s baffling romantic road comedy is unmistakably Canadian in its charms and idiosyncratic personalities. Don’t miss being left in a state of endeared bemusement during this special 20th anniversary celebration, presented in part with the cult video label Videonomicon.
Also, don’t miss grabbing a ticket for the post-screening discussion of the film as part of a live-podcast recording for The Flop House!