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Adventures in Homeschooling (2004)

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 the dinner scene, no two Hemples have the same meal on their plate. Due to a sudden shift in the shooting schedule, the planned meal was not available when the scene was to be shot. Thinking quickly, the production team made use of the leftovers from lunch. The catch? There wasn't enough to go around. So, while one Hemple has garlic bread for dinner, another has green beans, a third has spaghetti, and so on. See more »

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Referenced in Game Night (2012) 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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