April 20, 2014
The Manor is a documentary that takes place in Guelph, Ontario — namely, at a strip club/hotel in Guelph. The club/hotel is owned by a fairly unique family — an overweight father, and anorexic mother, and two sons — one who enjoys the strip club scene; the other who does not.
The happenings of the club/hotel become simply a backdrop as the focus ends up being on the father attempting to lose weight and regain some health — and the mother’s constant battle w/ anorexia. It has some heart felt moments for sure as it winds it’s way through an interesting family dynamic: 3/5
(This review originally written in September 2013)