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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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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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Atom Egoyan embarked on a series of workshops and interviews with university students to better understand their attitudes towards communicating with each other via the internet and texting. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the end of the film at his grandfather's empty lake house, Simon first unloaded the wooden Christmas figures from his duffel bag onto a pile of firewood on the end of the dock. He then went into his grandfather's workshop and sawed the scroll off of his mother's violin. With his phone, he took a picture of the severed scroll in his hand with the dock in the background, but the wooden Christmas figures now appear in the middle of the dock. See more »

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Simon: You looked happy.
Sabine: He was. We were happy.
Simon: And then what happened?
Sabine: Then he met your mom.
Simon: You let him go.
Sabine: No, I never let him go.
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16 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Atom Egoyan is a very skilled filmmaker that is exploiting a stereotype of the older white person's racism against a Lebanese son in law. Old white people are easy to pick on, Hollywood routinely allows this because there is little criticism generated from it. Does that mean this is right? I don't think so.

The film implies that a group of people (older white people) are "monsters." Maybe Atom has experienced racism from white people because of his Egyptian father, I get the feeling that he hates me for being white and 54 years old. I give Atom a 10 for the skill in making this film, he gets a 0 for the subject.


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