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Just Buried: A Canadian Cinematic Tour de Force

Just Buried's Rose Byrne
Winner of the Atlantic Canadian Award for best director, Chaz Thorne's Just Buried is a gothic comedy that keeps the lid on (pun intended), for as long as possible, about a man who inherits a funeral home in a town where no one is dying.

When Ollie (Jay Baruchel) accidentally hits a local with his truck on a dark, winding road, how fortunate that Roberta (Rose Byrne) the beautiful young woman in the truck with him, just happens to be both the town’s coroner and mortician.

Taking Ollie under her wing, Roberta shows him the ropes, from fudging a coroner’s report to breaking ribs for an autopsy. Taking over the funeral home forces Ollie to come of age; the only problem is, every time he sees a dead body, his nose starts to bleed.

Kissed by two women on the same day, how is Ollie supposed to know that one of them wants him dead?

Beautifully shot in Nova Scotia, complete with gnarled trees, gray skies and old houses on hilltops, Just Buried is a tour de force for actress Rose Byrne whose somber demeanor may save the day for Ollie, but soon gives way to the “dirty girl” she conceals beneath. Like a well-written short story, Just Buried creates a world unto itself, in which oddities are commonplace and the extraordinary is par for the course.

Canada Genre: Comedy/Murder
Runtime: 94 min.
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Cast: Rose Byrne, Jay Baruchel, Graham Greene Director/Writer: Chaz Thorne Stars 3 1/2

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