Overweight Irene is sent to do community service at a seniors' home, where her life takes an unusual turn.
Teenage Irene (Michelle McLeod) is overweight and friendless, but yearns to be on the cheerleading squad at her high school. Scorned by the other students, she acts out and is sent to a seniors’ home to do community service. While there, she persuades the bored residents to enter auditions for a reality show - aided by a bored cook, a gender queer student, a retired boxer and more in this feel-good comedy which will speak to all those who are not part of the popular crowd.
Filmed in Ontario, DON'T TALK TO IRENE will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Geena Davis is featured as Irene’s mentor, encouraging Irene to find her way, while providing the no-nonsense motivation she needs to face her bullies and follow her passions.
- Attending Guests
- Director Pat Mills in attendance at both screenings; Actress Michelle McLeod in attendance at the September 28 screening
- Toronto International Film Festival, Atlantic International Film Festival, Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
- Pat Mills
- Executive Producer
- Alyson Richards
- Mike MacMillan, Alyson Richards
- Pat Mills
- Paul Sarossy
- Tiffany Beaudin
- Michelle McLeod, Bruce Gray, Anastasia Phillips, Scott Thompson, Geena Davis