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Whole New Thing (2005)

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... See full summary »

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Rog
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Kaya
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Don
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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. Written by Anonymous

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8 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

CAD 750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,949, 6 April 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,445, 11 May 2007
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was written in two weeks then filmed in 15 days. See more »

Quotes

Rog: How often do you masturbate?
Emerson Thorsen: After every meal. I floss, too.
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Connections

Featured in Whole New Thing: Deleted Scenes (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Builds the Bone
Words and Music by Joel Gibb
Performed by The Hidden Cameras
Published by A Common Enemy
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Oh, not the story again!

The elements that were designed to visually encompass this film, are absolutely great! From the house, the clothing (or lack of) of Aaron's character family to the lighting schemes in every situation, Whole New Thing is exactly what Hollywood should tackle: a good story that resonates with real life situations, and a treatment where twists and turns, not manipulation, lead to a very convincing film.

The textures of every small detail were almost handcrafted, especially the music. This is one of the reasons why Canadian films are important: they are a counterweight to American films, (though I still believe that Canadians, as Chileans, Mexicans and all of America's peoples are American).

I'm proud of this film and the way it explores (maybe not in depth, because it was not its purpose) a really difficult issue to which we all close our eyes and ears, and think as impossible and weird. My hat off too for the co-writer and actor Daniel McIvor.

Maybe you'll love to see this film over and over again just to discover how well done it is!


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