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Adopted (2009)

R | | Comedy | 2009 (USA)
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For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Louise Engelbrecht ...
Game Ranger
Cindy Iglesias (as Cindy Iglesias)
Casper Kunzewkwguta ...
Taxi Passenger
Tawaka Kunzewkwguta ...
Taxi Passenger
Thando Kunzewkwguta ...
Taxi Passenger
Valerie Mare ...
Pauly's Driver
Peter Mata ...
Lisel Matchessa ...
Girl on Safari Bus
Popi Faith Mbiza ...
Orphan #3
Lauren at Game Farm
Tracy McGregor ...
Show Groupie
Steven Moolman ...
Orphanage Reception
Odwa Mpambaniso ...
Orphan #1
Evelyn Muyimane ...
Witchdoctor / Sangoma
Inga Nkurunziza ...
Wrong Kid


For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope, but for the efforts of Western do-gooders. At first, they arrived with food, bibles and the magic of penicillin; more recently they have hosted rock concerts and sent plane loads of grain. And in the last decade of the 20th century they arrived and took babies home with them. First there was Angelina, then Madonna, and now...Pauly Shore! The film builds its comedy foundation on the international interest in Celebrity Adoptions, and the debate that surrounds these transactions on both sides of the Atlantic. Sometimes politically incorrect and never scared to tread on manicured toes. Written by Pauly Shore

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Rated R for some language

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u'll b surprised - it's good
7 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

first let me admit - i've always liked pauly shore. when i saw this movie i grabbed it because he seemed to have become another comedian lost to the horizon.

"adopted" is very engaging and i found myself actually liking the character he plays, even though the character is totally unfit to be a father. he places himself into bizarre but extremely humorous situations. all the while never realizing he's making a fool of himself. the child actors are perfect in their roles and i adored their self-assurance with this weird man looking to adopt.

made as a reality/mockumentary the film is finely edited and pauly shore should have received a great deal more publicity for this movie.

you'll enjoy it!

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