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Amy George (2011)

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Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
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Jesse
Claudia Dey ...
Sabi
Don Kerr ...
Tim
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Tara
Emily Henry ...
Amy
Candice Barkin ...
Liv
Yaari Magenheim ...
Jake
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Mr. Fontana (as Brian Scott)
Andrea Verginella Paina ...
Marianne
Ester Reyes ...
Yetta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Crasy Benny ...
Pawnshop Owner
Graham Brown ...
Gay Man
Nadya Burton ...
Dobrina
Hannah Ciordas ...
Lindsey
Glenn Clifton ...
Tutor
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Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness and women. Amy George is a microbudget independent drama about the time in a boy's life when he's at his least likeable. Written by Anonymous

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CAD 11,000 (estimated)
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The characters of the parents, Sabi and Tim, are played by real-life couple, Claudia Dey and Don Kerr. See more »

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Sabi: Do you think Jesse's likeable to other people?
Tim: What people?
Sabi: People other than his parents?
Tim: We like him. Maybe that's enough.
Sabi: But what if he never becomes likeable?
Tim: He's a thirteen-year-old boy. Nobody likes thirteen-year-old boys. What's so important about being well-liked?
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The Whole World Is A Song
(2009)
Written by Michael Holt
Performed by Michael Holt & The Kids
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Derivative, pretentious, excruciatingly boring
17 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Another one of these introspective movies in which nothing happens and they try to save it with music. (The music track is actually quite good.) The coming-of-age set-up would be fine if there was an actual story here. There isn't. We've seen it all before - the dreamy shrimpy kid, the sexual longing, the bad girl object of his fantasies. It might have worked if there was a script. Instead we have far too many long scenes that come out of nowhere and lead nowhere, bits and pieces of story line, and gauzy shots that are presumably meant to invoke some higher plane of artistic intensity - all of which might be excusable as a pretentious but understandable excess in a film school project, but ought to have been weeded out by a major film festival that charges twenty bucks a ticket for what is supposed to be a professional effort. Is there a plus side? Yes - there are some brief moments of humor and good timing by the actors; the Amy George role is very well acted and the character carries a lot of undeveloped menace that the filmmakers could have zeroed in on to much greater advantage than following Jesse's fuzzy (and totally unoriginal) adolescent yearnings. Amy at least is interesting and a bit original.


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