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Motivational Growth (2013)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 November 2013 (USA)
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Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Mold (voice)
Danielle Doetsch ...
Pete Giovagnoli ...
Box The Ox
Robert Kramer ...
Uniformed Man
Hannah Stevenson ...
Kathy Barathenar (as Laura Carlson)
Tough as Nails Tiger Team A Girl 1
Ellie Kushner ...
Tough as Nails Tiger Team A Girl 2
Sheetom Ashbrook ...
Tough as Nails Tiger Team A Girl 3
Dawn Xiana Moon ...
Tough as Nails Tiger Team A Girl 4
Samori Sykes ...
Games Genie
Daniel Giovannini ...
Tori Linn Sanders ...


Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. The Mold, a smooth talking fungus who was born of the filth collecting in a corner of Ian's neglected bathroom, works to win Ian's trust by helping him clean himself up and remodel his lifestyle. With The Mold's help, Ian attracts the attention of a neighbor he's been ogling through his peephole, Leah, and he manages to find a slice of happiness despite his unnatural circumstances. But Ian starts to receive strange messages from his old and broken down TV set that make him realize that The Mold may not be as helpful as it seems to be, and strange characters combined with stranger events cast Ian's life in the shadow of an epic battle between good and evil that Ian is only partially aware of. Written by Imagos Films

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The Mold Knows, Jack. The Mold Knows.


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$176,199 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Ian Folivor: While it is necessary for all creatures to periodically excrete unneeded and potentially harmful substances for prim and proper metabolic maintenance. The impulse to indulge in this otherwise simple, natural act serves a sort of a field test for people like me.
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Referenced in Tin Can (2013) See more »

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Piece of garbage
5 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I wonder what that guy that gave Don Thaker a budget of 176000 dollars must think now after watching Motivational Growth. He must be devastated that someone fooled him with this script. I saw already a lot of very stupid movies but this one must be in the top ten. What a waste of time and money this movie is. It's not because the whole movie is gross, that's actually the fun part, but just because the story is so lame and boring. I checked at least ten times during the movie to see how long more I had to endure this piece of crap. The only positive about this movie would be Danielle Doetsch. She's a candy for the eye but that's about it. Everything else is total garbage. And don't believe any review that are positive about Motivational Growth. They are all liars, that are probably somehow related to anybody that worked on that movie. Avoid at all costs!

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