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Adoration (2008)

 -  Drama  -  24 April 2009 (Canada)
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For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.

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For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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24 April 2009 (Canada)  »

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Adoração  »

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$4,700,000 (estimated)

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$39,358 (USA) (8 May 2009)

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$293,614 (USA) (9 October 2009)
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One of Atom Egoyan's intentions with the film was to explore absences in the human condition, in this case largely from the viewpoint of Simon who has grown up without his natural parents. See more »

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When Sabine arrives at the door, it is gently snowing and her black coat has some snow on it. Once she enters the house (a different set, her coat no longer has snow on it and the rate of snow, as seen through the window behind her, is at a much faster rate. See more »

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Simon: [class monologue] Innocence is a hard thing to describe, it's like a scent, a thing which some people carry. And from the moment they found the bomb, the security officials knew my mother had nothing to do with it.
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Slow and gets slower - Speedman's performance is the highlight
17 September 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

There is not much to say about this convoluted story. Its based on a real event. It relies on lots of talk and minimal action. Atom Egoyan had full control in making this film, from writing to direction. The main pluses are the performances of the principal three of the principal actors. The main negative is the questionable use of "technology", particularly of teenage chat rooms, of older people chat rooms, of video cell phones and so on - the focus of these internet & tech based products is to present talking heads by other means. There is also a violin, which is the one major non-tech focus of the story.

There is no doubt that this film has potential. It has the making of a compelling plot, given its built in twists, turns and periodic surprises. Could it have been presented in a more exciting and direct way? Maybe not given budget considerations, which are so obvious.

At an early point, the movie takes on that feeling of seeming to go on and on and on. But, there is an interesting, underlying story. And Egoyan is a skilled and always worthwhile filmmaker. So, one persists watching, with some judicious use of occasional fast forwarding of the DVD (particularly the seemingly endless, ridiculous multi-channel computer talkfests). The film has craft and is a serious endeavour. But in the end, it is boring. And boring is boring.


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