My stock answer is “Good” “Canadian” and “movies” in the same sentence is an oxymoron. Yes, including Egoyan and Cronenberg.
Trigger was good. It was a quiet, thoughtful story of two people, in this case women friends, who had been through hell together, parted, and reunited ten years later. Molly Parker, of unknown sexual orientation in the film, and the late Tracey Wright of the lesbian persuasion,(she could have persuaded me ), are pitch perfect. There is no female hysteria, “no I am having my period,” “ I always loved you but couldn’t tell you” kind of crap.
There is also no “looking back in nostalgia at our moment in the sun” garbage. This is the story of the ebb and flow of all of our lives in one way or another. Highs, lows, confidence, lack of confidence, get on with it stuff, not in a dreary way either but with laughter and love and tears.
If you are looking for the meaning of life, this will help. If you are looking for lots of sturm und drung ( aka bang bang , crash, smash of cars, guns, people) this is not for you. Guess that leaves out most of the straight men reading this ( luckily, there won’t be many.) Enjoy