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Growing Op (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 November 2008 (Canada)
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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Very enjoyable
12 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw this tonight at the film's premiere at the Atlantic Film Festival. The crowd was great, and we were laughing our heads off all the way through.

As a recently-graduated homeschooler myself, it was amusing to see an outsider's (highly inaccurate in my case, but hilarious) take on the practice. Some of the questions raised in the film are questions I ask myself often.

Kudos to the excellent cast, especially Steven Yaffee as the main character, and Wallace Langham as his father, who both really get into their characters and make us feel their emotions.

There's a plot twist near the end that seems a bit ridiculous and unnecessary at first, but may make more sense once you think it over.

All in all, a great film, and it's always nice to see films from Atlantic Canada that are just good fun to watch.


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