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A man struggles to come to term with his neuroses and a startling secret in this independent comedy-drama from writer and director Jean-Marc Piche. As the story opens, Leo (Yannick Bisson) is lying in his bathtub, trying to work up the nerve to kill himself with the razor blade in his hand. We learn that Leo suffers from severe agoraphobia and has been unable to leave his apartment for the past two years. Thankfully, Leo's career as a website designer allows him to work at home, and he's been fortunate enough to meet Carly (Pascale Bussieres), a beautiful and caring woman who is willing to deal with his problems. However, as taken as Carly is with Leo's wit and intelligence, she's come to the end of her patience with his phobias, and isn't about to continue their relationship unless he's willing to get help. But Leo can't take the next step, and during a conversation with his would-be gangster landlord Joe (Kenneth Walsh), we discover that there's more to Leo's troubles than he's been letting on. Nothing Really Matters received its world premiere at the 2008 Montreal World Film Festival; Gord Downie, lead singer with the popular Canadian rock band the Tragically Hip, appears in a supporting role as a thief. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi