After getting rained on during a Canada Day parade, my comfort flick was Canadian Bacon. Perhaps it was the fever brought on by the strong winds with cold showers while wearing shorts, but I laughed a lot watching this. This was my second viewing on dvd and was surprised at how relevant it is with modern times. I especially loved the senses of humor throughout the film from star John Candy, (as an American sheriff), to writer/director Michael Moore, (his movies are funny but it was refreshing to hear him get other comedians to present his work), to the editing that sometimes made the laughs itself. It plays heavily with the Canadian/American identity and pokes fun at both countries in the process. John Candy, Alan Alda, and Rhea Perlman lead the cast with Kevin Pollak, Rip Torn, and Jim Belushi supporting. Great pacing at 91 minutes, this film could be remade today with a minor update on references and cameos. If Moore did not return, my pick would be Adam McKay who is directing films with more real world consequences lately, (Vice, The Big Short). He could re-team with Steve Carell as the American President along with Ryan Reynolds as the sheriff. Happy Canada Day!
1995, 1h 31m