A who's-who of Canadian talent is wasted in this dull Nova Scotia-set drama. Wilby Island is like any small town -- rife with secrets, eccentric characters and its own fair share of intolerance. The local paper is about to out some gay men caught having public sex. The marriage of a Wilby cop (Paul Gross) is unraveling. And a promiscuous woman (Rebecca Jenkins) tries to bond with her disapproving daughter (Emily Page). All this could be fodder for a gripping, compelling film, but writer/director Daniel MacIvor fails to juice up the story. One never gets a sense of Wilby's scope -- it seems quite underpopulated -- and the townsfolk depicted in the film are entirely one-dimensional. Even the potentially controversial gay subplot seems tacked onto the whole. If not for the fine work of much of its cast, there would be no sparks at all in this sodden movie. Starring Paul Gross, Sandra Oh, Maury Chaykin, Rebecca Jenkins and Emily Page. Directed and written by Daniel MacIvor. Produced by Sherrie Johnson and Camelia Frieberg. No distributor set. Drama. Unrated. Running time: 99 min.