MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,338 this week

A Simple Curve (2005)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 408 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 10 critic

Father and son run their own two-man furniture business but have opposing ideologies on what should guide their craftsmanship, quality or commerce.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 119 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 60 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
 
a list of 776 titles
created 26 Jul 2012
 
a list of 6 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 153 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Simple Curve" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Simple Curve (2005)

A Simple Curve (2005) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Simple Curve.
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When 16 year old Scott Byers decided to bring a camcorder to school, none of his schoolmates ever imagined what was to come... See full synopsis »

Director: Benjamin Louis
Stars: Douglas Smith, Kris Lemche, Drew Tyler Bell
A Secret Handshake (Video 2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Jacob is an ordinary man living an ordinary life with his beautiful wife, until the day he wakes up in an eerie hotel room to find himself being brutally tortured by a mysterious woman. He ... See full summary »

Director: Harsh Gijre
Stars: Danielle Bitton, Subash Chand, Devon Marcel Clark III
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: David Hayman, Jake D'Arcy, Sean Scanlan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The wickedly funny story of three sisters' coming of age in a wildly dysfunctional family, set against the backdrop of the 60's, free love, the Cold War, LSD and the dawn of feminism. ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Smith
Stars: Miranda Richardson, Kristin Adams, Monté Gagné
Green Guys (2011)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Four young con artists start a top-secret money laundering scheme - and are slowly torn apart by their own greed and corruption.

Director: Cole Mueller
Stars: Kris Lemche, David J. Phillips, Christopher Redman
Aaltra (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. True a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they... See full summary »

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Stars: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, Michel de Gavre
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the ... See full summary »

Director: Ela Thier
Stars: Noa Rotstein, Dalena Le, Ela Thier
A Silent Love (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Through an Internet service, a Montreal professor arranges for himself a Mexican bride. But both husband and wife, even with their good intentions, are in for a bumpy ride toward marital harmony.

Director: Federico Hidalgo
Stars: Noel Burton, Vanessa Bauche, Susana Salazar
A Slight Case of Murder (TV Movie 1999)
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Schachter
Stars: William H. Macy, Adam Arkin, Felicity Huffman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two young kids try to dance their way out of the favelas of Rio.

Director: Beadie Finzi
Stars: Irlan Santos da Silva, Isabela Coracy Alves Nascimento Santos, Mariza Estrella
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Director: Tonino Valerii
Stars: James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer
The Last Casino (TV Movie 2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A university teacher recruits 3 bright students to learn the art of card counting and makes them play, and win, for him.

Director: Pierre Gill
Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Caleb
...
Jim
...
Matthew
...
Lee
...
Erika
...
Buck
Michael Robinson ...
Phil
Petra Hartley ...
Hannah
Hank Hastings ...
Pete
...
Dave
Suzinn Robinson ...
Arlene (as Susinn McFarlane)
Waneta Storms ...
Diane
Jeremy Down ...
Party Musician
Andrew Rhodes ...
Party Musician
Sam Tichenor ...
Party Musician
Edit

Storyline

Widowed father Jim and his twenty-seven-year-old son Caleb run a custom furniture business in the Slocan Valley area of British Columbia. Jim is the craftsman who will do whatever is necessary to produce a quality piece, regardless of cost to the company or customer wants. Caleb is the business person who tries to reign Jim in, realizing that if he cannot do so the business will fail. Into their lives returns Matthew, an old friend of Caleb's parents from back in the days when they were hippies during the Vietnam War era. Jim was an American draft dodger and Matthew was an American army deserter. While Jim has stuck to his idealistic hippie roots, Matthew is now a wealthy developer who is building a lodge in the area. In discussions solely with Caleb, Matthew commissions chairs to be made for the lodge. Seeing this contract as a way for the business to flourish, Caleb agrees but asks Matthew not to divulge to Jim that the chairs they will be making are for him, as he knows Jim will ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

His parents went back to the land. He's been stuck there ever since.

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 2005 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Idaho Peak  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Caleb: The water keeps you young, the mountains keep you wise, the lake keeps you grounded. I might have that in the wrong order.
See more »

Connections

Features Waydowntown (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

A Common State of Being
Written by Gareth Jones, Bill Halliday
Performed by The Cansecos
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An excellent simple tale--not perfect but a nice little diversion
4 May 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A SIMPLE CURVE is exactly the sort of movie that most viewers would never watch but which could prove rewarding if you actually give it a chance. While it has no explosions or big-name actors, it does have some excellent acting and production values.

As for the story, it took some time to grow on me because the people in it were so odd compared to the typical Western family. Instead of being set in the city or suburbs or even the farmland, this film was made in the middle of no where in the mountains of Western Canada. While this was odd, the types of people in the film were also quite odd. The father, Jim, was a 70s hippie who came to the country to avoid the draft and has extremely high ideals and an unusual moral compass. He's often uncompromising but also with an odd sense of right and wrong. Caleb, his 27 year-old son, is devoted to him but also extremely frustrated with Jim's inflexibility--given that their business is going down the drain and Jim will seemingly do nothing to change his ways. Despite feeling little in common with the pair, I kept watching and realized that in spite of the weirdness of their ideals compared to the mainstream, their struggle was in many ways quite universal--a tough dad and a son who secretly wants to punch him in the face--a theme that seldom makes it to film. In many ways, this reminded me of THE JAZZ SINGER--except that A SIMPLE CURVE is much more watchable.

Through all the film and its little quirks, the acting and writing were lovely and the rugged scenery was very welcome. About the only negatives were the unresolved bits and pieces in the plot by the end of the film as well as the unlikability of many of the characters. Still, given all its strengths and how non-derivative the plot is, it's well worth seeking out as an answer to the usual Hollywood fare.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this on DVD? temporaryinsanity-1
More disappointing: the ending, or no nudity (lol) 58472
f-off waitingfortheworms_13
Discuss A Simple Curve (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?