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The Elder Son (2006)

A story of a Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when a young local car thief passes himself off as his long-lost son.

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Marius Balchunas

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Marius Balchunas (screenplay), Scott Sturgeon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane West ... Bo
Leelee Sobieski ... Lolita
Eric Balfour ... Skip
Rade Serbedzija ... Max
Reiley McClendon ... Nikita
Regina Hall ... Susan
Brian Geraghty ... Greg
Ed Begley Jr. ... Leonard
Elya Baskin ... Uncle Fedya
Svetlana Efremova ... Vera
Ivana Milicevic ... Tanya
Joel David Moore ... Kenny (as Joel Moore)
Alan Blumenfeld ... Mr. Kleeman
Michael Rose ... Mom's Boyfriend (as Michael Edward Rose)
Kathleen Gati ... Fedya's Wife
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THE OPTIMIST is the story of Max, a Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when Bo, looking for a hideout after a botched car heist, passes himself off as Max's long-lost son. Complications ensue when Bo falls in love with his newfound "sister" Lolita. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Optimist See more »

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Version of Az elsöszülött (1974) See more »

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I liked it!
16 February 2017 | by mermedia-85603See all my reviews

I'm a big Shane West fan after watching 'A walk to Remember'. I think he was great in this movie as well. Wish they had of cast him in more Romantic Commedies. The movie made me interested in Russians (I think they are Ukraine). It's kind of like 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding', sort of brings you into a new culture. Well I gotta type 5 lines or I can't submit, so i think that's it!! Enjoy the movie - I did!


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