93 minutes – Comedy
Festival release date: September 10, 2008 – Toronto International Film Festival
Release date: April 23, 2010
Production company: Hard Drive Films
Canadian distributor: E1 Entertainment
It’s 1999 and loveable computer geek Lewis Henderson is dumped by his long time girlfriend Sarah. So he does what any young urban slacker would: work less and get off more to Internet porn. But with the added pressures of his buggy Y2K software and repeated romantic rejection, Lewis discovers that the website images no longer turn him on… and thus begins his strangely satisfying sexual relationship with the machine itself. But all honeymoons must end and Lewis’ eye starts to wander from his dependable home desktop. His desire for newer, sexier models grows until he finds himself copulating with co-worker’s CPUs. When his boss, Angela, vows to identify the “computer rapist”, Lewis tries to throw off suspicion by dating the company’s mousey receptionist, Jane. But there’s more to Jane than meets the eye – with the new millennium fast approaching and a massive motherboard calling, it seems he has to choose between his freaky fetish and the tougher challenge of real love. Or does he?
Control Alt Delete had its world premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.