The F Word: A Movie That Makes You Proud of Toronto

The F Word is an upcoming romantic indie comedy film starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. The film is slated to be released on Valentine’s Day 2014. The film has seemed to be getting a lot of traction lately in the social sphere. It has also got some decent reviews. Metacrtic has the film listed at sixty percent based on five reviews; four of which gave the film roughly seventy percent. Rotten Tomatoes reviews are based on thirteen individuals and are slightly higher than that of Metacritic. The film currently has a score of eighty-five percent.

Audiences were able to get a sneak peak at the film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, as well as currently at Tiff’s Canada’s Top 10 Festival. Canada’s Top 10 festival runs from January 3rd to the 12th.

Besides being a great film, It also makes a person proud of Toronto. Toronto is a much sought after location for film makers who want their films to be set in a big city. Lots of movies are “set” in New York or Chicago, but are actually filmed in Toronto. The reasons for filming in Toronto as opposed to New York range from tax breaks, accessibility, space, to a large pool of creative and capable individuals.

Sometimes when I watch movies that are filmed in Toronto  but are set in another North American city, I can’t help but feel as though my city is getting shortchanged. Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America. It has a distinct history, with a vibrant culture. New York has an allure to it, but so does Toronto.

The F Word showcases local neighbourhoods of Toronto, and does it in such a way that highlights some of the best parts of Toronto. From the skyline of Ward’s Island, to the bustling streets of Chinatown. It’s easy to watch this movie and fall in love with Toronto’s diversity. Hopefully audiences around the world will also fall in love with it too. Building our cities allure on the centre stage is something that films like this help to do. Toronto’s beauty comes from its diverse locations, not just the skyscrapers used to mimic the streets of New York.

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