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Whole New Thing (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  8 January 2006 (USA)
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After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention of his English teacher. The teacher-student relationship leads to problems for everyone involved.

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Emerson
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Rog
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Kaya
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Don Grant
Kathryn MacLellan ...
Ms. McPherson
Drew O'Hara ...
Todd
Ryan Hartigan ...
Jeff
Geordie Brown ...
Buddy
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Denny
Jackie Torrens ...
Claire
Lisa Lelliott ...
Massage Guest
Leah Fassett ...
Laura
Samantha Spencer ...
Debra
Rebecca Regan ...
Teri
Marguerite McNeil ...
Don's Mother
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After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention of his English teacher. The teacher-student relationship leads to problems for everyone involved.

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CAD 750,000 (estimated)

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$4,949 (USA) (6 April 2007)

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$11,445 (USA) (11 May 2007)
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All the songs in the movie (the soundtrack as well as the ones on the gift CD from Emerson) are by the Canadian band The Hidden Cameras. See more »

Quotes

Rog: How often do you masturbate?
Emerson Thorsen: After every meal. I floss, too.
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We Oh We
Words and Music by Joel Gibb
Performed by The Hidden Cameras
Published by A Common Enemy
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Thoughtful and poetic.
25 April 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a perfect Canadian family-in-crisis movie even if a 13 yr.old androgynous boy takes most of the attention. None of these characters knows where they are going and flip-flop along in irritable desperation until son and Mum break the mold and seek some freedom. In the interval a great witty screenplay involves us fully with editing from heaven which keeps the action running along. And the cinematographer is certainly no slouch with snow and pines shown as if painted by the Group of Seven. We expect good performance from the better known actors here but Aaron Webber in his first movie role interlocks the other characters in an insightful and low keyed performance.I only had a problem with the too neat ending which seems to overreach for dramatic incident and then comes up with a couple of overworked clichés which seem out of place in this thoughtful and revelatory drama.


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