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Adventures in Homeschooling (2004)

 -  Short  -  26 April 2004 (USA)
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The story follows a year in the life of the Hemples, a family that takes home schooling to an extreme - and has for generations. When a vindictive Inspector from the Board of Education ... See full summary »

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The story follows a year in the life of the Hemples, a family that takes home schooling to an extreme - and has for generations. When a vindictive Inspector from the Board of Education invades their paradise, promising to shut them down, the members of this eccentric and highly dysfunctional family somehow find a way to pull together and win the day. Written by Adam Dooley <graddoh@aol.com>

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In a cut scene, Gus surprises the kids of the house by treating them to a limo on prom night. They rush outside and clamber into the waiting car - which takes them 10 feet further down the driveway. The kids pile out of the limo and race into the Hemple garage - for their prom. See more »

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Tony's Character
27 March 2008 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Tony's version of Chip Hemple was like a human rendition of Garfield. The humor in the film was of an uncomfortable nature, taking cues from Dadaists and other Surrealists, particularly in the football scene where spectators line the backyard in "Fruit-of-the-Loom"-esque costumes. The direction, editing, and delivery of dialogue also took cues from Lynch and early John Waters, taking the interior life of a typical American family and turning it into an unpredictable jazz odyssey. I highly recommend this film to anyone who appreciates short films that are both intelligent and cohesive, but not necessarily glib and commercial. This film had a vital element that today's so-called "quirky black comedies," such as "The Royal Tannenbaums" or "Running With Scissors" utterly lacked: heart.


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