We've all worked with someone like Tom. Tom never quite fits in. He is either cutting edge or really out there but he isn't quite one of us. In waydowndown, Tom has bet going three office mates to see who can stay inside their apartment-office-shopping complex the longest. After 24 days of the wager, things start to get just a wee bit shaky for the foursome. While they discover that all of their general needs are provided for in the huge consumer complex, some of the more personal stuff needs a slightly larger field. For example, Curt, played by Gordon Currie, is the office Lothario and he needs to find some action. Soon. Tom has the uptight Sandra (Marya Delver) convinced that the recycled air they've all been breathing is poisoning her. Meanwhile, Sandra sends Randy (Tobias Godson), an office trainee, on an errand that will force him into the outside world. Tom keeps himself medicated with marijuana, but the bizarre behavior of his cubical-mate (Don McKellar) is wearing on him, and his conscience begins to tug at him when he stays in the building after inadvertently causing an emergency situation outside.
83 minutes - Comedy
Release date: November 17, 2000
Canadian distributor: Odeon Films
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