CRFF Who’s Yer Father?
Who’s Yer Father? is a delightful Canadian crime-comedy with a charming East Coast twist. Directed by Prince Edward Islander Jeremy Larter, this quirky caper is set against the picturesque backdrop of the island’s sandy shores and tight-knit community.
Larry Constable (Chris Locke) is a down-and-out private investigator. In fact, he’s PEI’s only P.I., though his enthusiasm far outweighs his investigative prowess. When Luke Thorne, a wealthy seafood tycoon, needs help investigating suspicious black-market lobster sales on the other side of the island, he naturally turns to Larry. Plucky but hapless, Larry dives headfirst into the case and finds himself immersed in the scenic rural community of Sandbar Cove. There, he meets Rhonda, a local convenience store clerk (Susan Kent, This Hour Has 22 Minutes) who quickly takes to helping him solve his case. When Larry and Rhonda discover a secret about Thorne’s wife, they hatch a plan to blackmail her and escape to start a new life together, but you know what they say about the best laid plans!
An oddball love letter to the East Coast, Who’s Yer Father? masterfully captures the essence of Maritime life, blending genres of humour, crime, and romance. Even the title is a nod to a local colloquialism; “who’s yer father” is a shorthand way for islanders to figure out if they know each other. And in a province of 170,000 people, chances are they do! Larter’s film is a heartwarming and entertaining addition to the Canadian cinema canon.
Content advisory: coarse language
Tickets: $15 Admission (+applicable taxes & fees)