This is a seriously good movie, and you should watch it. Far from being a booster of Canadian Content, I am embarrassed by most Canadian writers and film makers and etc. and I avoid them like the plague. Margaret Atwood, for example, is beyond a joke. Stop pretending like she’s an important writer.
There have been a few attempts to make movies out of Richler novels, but they generally suck. (This one has some good points, but not enough.) Duddy Kravitz however, is really good. (It came out a year before Jaws. Dreyfuss repeatedly tried to get Richler to do a sequel, but it never happened.)