Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t the only Sherlock cast member heading to the Toronto International Film Festival this year to attend the premiere of some new film work! Andrew Scott is also going to be there with ‘The Stag’, a new comedy that was filmed during October/November 2012.
Here’s the press release and the full synopsis for the film, sent to us by the publicity team at See-Through Films LLC.
Irish novelist John Butler makes his feature-film directing debut with this hilarious and heartwarming comedy, in which a bachelor party weekend in the great outdoors takes some unexpected detours.
No one makes a less likely candidate for a wild stag party than Fionnan (Hugh O’Conor), a set designer so comfortable in his masculinity that he feels no shame in micromanaging the decor for his forthcoming wedding. But his adoring fiancée, Ruth (Amy Huberman), feels that Fionnan really needs to cut loose in one last bachelor’s hurrah with his mates. She recruits Davin (Andrew Scott), Fionnan’s best friend — and her ex — to make the arrangements. The gents opt for a camping trip, but what promises to be a leisurely weekend of fresh air and some light hiking is about to get a major dose of testosterone. The Machine (Peter McDonald), Ruth’s notoriously obnoxious brother, is determined to tag along.
The Stag is the feature debut from Irish novelist John Butler. At once ribald and heartwarming, this thoughtful comedy asks whether the film’s titular ritual still has any meaning in an age of sensitive men who talk about feelings and wear penguin-print sweaters — and the answer is a resounding “yes!” The sojourn takes many unexpected detours, prompted by drugs, masturbation, an electric fence, an unexpected fire, a singalong, and a nocturnal naked whooping ritual that plays out like a parody of Iron John-style male bonding.
Director: John Butler Country: Ireland Year: 2013 Language: English Runtime: 94 minutes
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