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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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Quinn
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Philip
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Bryce
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Diana
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Hope
Darcie Cormier ...
Wood Sprite #1
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Shaun Leblanc
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Crystal
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Charles
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Marilla
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Bowman
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Mr. Slack
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Jasmine
Nicole Maillet ...
Sky Pettigrew
Brandon Ellis ...
Clay
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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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Highschoolgirls und Marijuana  »

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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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Terribly scripted
9 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am shocked to read so many positive reviews on here for this absolutely terribly written film, I can only surmise that some of the cast and crew felt the need to try to bolster what is a very poor piece of Canadian cinema.

The problem lies solely in the script which feels like a first draft. A decent premise that very quickly goes nowhere. Around the one hour mark I was left wondering what possible events could sustain the film for another 40 minutes. As it turns out, the answer lies in a complete plot twist that actually may have worked had the movie been about something to begin with.

The relationship between the two leads would make a nice subplot, but it's not enough to carry a film that has little else going for it.

Decent performances and a competent level of production value are the only things saving this film by being terrible overall, but that only further serves to showcase the problem with a film being based on such terrible source material. All the ingredients were there to make a good film, but it just never even scratches the surface of it's potential for comedy or story.


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