SUCK IT UP – directed by Jordan Canning – SPOILERS
Best friends Ronnie (Grace Glowicki) and Faye (Erin Carter) are having trouble dealing with the death of Ronnie’s brother Garrett, who was also Faye’s first major romantic involvement. Garrett drove a classic Mustang convertible and died of testicular cancer. His family apparently had a genetic predisposition to the disease, so his affliction did not surprise him. By all accounts he dealt with his own demise quite well, just not in a way that endeared him to others, or that helped others cope.
There is much discussion of Garrett, but there are no flashbacks showing him. Not even a photograph.
Dina (Ronnie’s mom) calls Faye for help with Ronnie’s heavy drinking. After Ronnie throws up on the dining room table during dinner, Faye decides (the next morning) to put her still unconscious friend in Garrett’s powder blue Mustang and head for the summer cottage in Invermere. (The starting point of the trip is never mentioned, but it takes several hours, and when Faye tells Ronnie she is applying for a job in Vancouver, Ronnie responds “That’s far.” So the trip probably begins near the midpoint between Invermere and Vancouver, in the general area of Kelowna or Kamloops.) Continue reading →