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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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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Bryce Dawson: [Waving at the couple in the Hummer SUV, pretending to be friendly, murmurs:] Enjoy nine-to-five hell, suckers. Spew as much CO2 into the biosphere as you possibly can.
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An intelligent comedy that rocks!
1 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Quinn, (Steven Yaffe), a home educated teenager growing up in a family with counter culture parents who run a suburban grow-up wants to lead a normal life. He enrolls in a local high school in order to pursue the girl next door. His attempts to win the girl of his dreams run afoul the school president who sets the high school bullies on him. After enduring humiliation Quinn manages to turn the tables on his tormentors and beat the system at the same time. The funniest high school comedy since "Rock and Roll High School" Neatly reverses the usual stoner formula. Highly sympathetic and nuanced performance from Rosanna Arquette as the mother. "Growing Op" appeals to both the sixties generation and today's teen agers. Both groups see themselves in this movie. High energy, strong music score, MTV style editing and polished script and direction drive this picture along. Not to be missed.

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