Growing Op (2008)

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In an average American neighborhood, a family of four breaks all conformity making it difficult for their 18 year old son to fit in to society.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darcie Cormier ...
Wood Sprite #1
Shaun Leblanc
Mr. Slack
Nicole Maillet ...
Sky Pettigrew
Brandon Ellis ...


In an average American neighborhood, a family of four breaks all conformity making it difficult for their 18 year old son to fit in to society.

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Release Date:

21 November 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Highschoolgirls und Marijuana  »

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1.85 : 1
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Most of the Marijuana Plants inside the house are fake. They came in large boxes, all completely disassembled. The crew did not have enough time to put them all together, so one of the crew members took the pieces to a retirement home where the seniors happily spent the time putting together the plants. See more »


Bryce Dawson: Well, you look like big girls! Can't you read my sign?
[Referring to the one on the front door]
Sprite #1: 'Welcome.'
Bryce Dawson: Well, thanks! But we're not interested.
Sprite #1: But everyone else on the street is buying them! It's for a good cause.
Bryce Dawson: Oh, so you're selling conformity, along with toxic sugar treats. Well, did you know that Wood Sprites can trace back their insidious origins back to Lord Baden Powell, who was not only a neo-Fascist, but was also an infamous advocate of apartheid?
Sprite #1: [Befuddled] What?
Bryce Dawson: [...]
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28 November 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I had the good fortune to see this film at the opening night ceremony for the Silver Wave Film Festival in Fredericton. It is, quite simply, the best independent feature film I have ever seen come out of New Brunswick. This feel-good movie about a teenager who has trouble fitting in, because of his radically anti-establishment marijuana-growing parents is funny and original. There is plenty in it to make you laugh and the female lead (Rachel Blanchard) is extremely attractive in a "girl-next-door" kind of way. When I first heard that the movie was about drugs, I was worried that it would be narrow, unimaginative and predictable; however this movie is anything but predictable. Thankfully, the acceptable acting quality and originality makes this movie much more than merely a film about drugs. It is about first-love, freedom, growing up, the nature of betrayal and high school politics. I recommend this film to independent film lovers all around the world and all Canadians.

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