- Director: Bruce La Bruce
- Writer: Bruce La Bruce; Martin Girard
- Producer: Nicolas Comeau; Paul Scherzer
The serendipitous Mr LaBruce surprises us...yet again, by presenting - what would seem - an homage to fellow Canadian B-filmmaker, David DeCoteau...with a B-movie all of his own.
The only thing that separates this from a melodramatic daytime soap is the [wholly ridiculous] nudity. Apart from a willy [or two] and a few bare bums...Saint-Narcisse is jaw-droppingly vanilla! Remember: This is a Bruce LaBruce film! This is a very conservative Bruce LaBruce film...even with [tw]incest and pederastic priests!
There are bisexual twins - one being the reincarnation of Saint Sebastian [oooh what will become of him!?!], the other being a complete narcissist [hence the title]. Throw in a couple of lesbian/bisexual witches, bare-butt monks led by a religious fruit-cake...and, as you would - hopefully - expect...total madness and mayhem. Nope...not in the slightest...it stinks of vanilla!
How the actors kept a serious face delivering some of those lines is a credit to them. Alas, the acting is nearly as bad as some of those lines. Look...this has all the ingredients necessary to be a delicious camp fiasco...instead, it's a restrained disaster.
Bring back the old Mr LaBruce...vanilla doesn't suit you!
When a young man who thought his mother was dead discovers that she may still be alive, he goes on a quest to find her. His journey takes him to a remote cabin in the woods where his mother lives in exile with a mysterious young woman.