Curtis's Charm

Curtis's Charm is a Canadian comedy-drama film, released in 1995. The directorial debut of John L'Ecuyer, the film won a special jury citation for Best Canadian Feature Film at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival.[1]

Curtis's Charm
Directed byJohn L'Ecuyer
Written byJohn L'Ecuyer
StarringMaurice Dean Wint
Callum Keith Rennie
Rachael Crawford
Hugh Dillon
Music byMark Korven
Release date
Running time
74 minutes

Based on a short story by Jim Carroll, the film stars Maurice Dean Wint as Curtis, a paranoid drug addict who believes his mother-in-law has cast a voodoo spell on him, which has resulted in his being stalked by a killer squirrel.[2] With the help of his friend Jim (Callum Keith Rennie), he tries to devise a talisman to protect him from the curse.

Awards and nominationsEdit

The film garnered two Genie Award nominations at the 17th Genie Awards in 1996:[3]


  1. ^ "Film fest names winners". Edmonton Journal, September 18, 1995.
  2. ^ "The romance of junkie paranoia". The Globe and Mail, September 14, 1995.
  3. ^ "Nominees for the 17th-annual Genie Awards". The Gazette, October 17, 1996.
  4. ^ "1996 Genie Award winners". Toronto Star, December 1, 1996.

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