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After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Webber ... Emerson
Robert Joy ... Rog
Rebecca Jenkins Rebecca Jenkins ... Kaya
Daniel MacIvor ... Don
Kathryn MacLellan ... Ms. McPherson
Drew O'Hara Drew O'Hara ... Todd
Ryan Hartigan Ryan Hartigan ... Jeff
Geordie Brown Geordie Brown ... Buddy
Callum Keith Rennie ... Denny
Jackie Torrens Jackie Torrens ... Claire
Lisa Lelliott Lisa Lelliott ... Massage Guest
Leah Fassett Leah Fassett ... Laura
Samantha Spencer Samantha Spencer ... Debra
Rebecca Regan Rebecca Regan ... Teri
Marguerite McNeil Marguerite McNeil ... Don's Mother
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Storyline

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention of his English teacher. The teacher-student relationship leads to problems for everyone involved. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Canada

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Release Date:

8 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Révélations See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,949, 8 April 2007

Gross USA:

$11,445

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,445
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All the songs in the movie (the soundtrack as well as the ones on the gift CD from Emerson) are by the Canadian band The Hidden Cameras. See more »

Quotes

Don Grant: And what do you do?
Rog: I turn shit into gold.
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Connections

Featured in Whole New Thing: Deleted Scenes (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I Believe In the Good Of Life
Words and Music by Joel Gibb
Performed by The Hidden Cameras
Published by A Common Enemy
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Thoughtful and poetic.
25 April 2006 | by dedalus-16See all my reviews

This is a perfect Canadian family-in-crisis movie even if a 13 yr.old androgynous boy takes most of the attention. None of these characters knows where they are going and flip-flop along in irritable desperation until son and Mum break the mold and seek some freedom. In the interval a great witty screenplay involves us fully with editing from heaven which keeps the action running along. And the cinematographer is certainly no slouch with snow and pines shown as if painted by the Group of Seven. We expect good performance from the better known actors here but Aaron Webber in his first movie role interlocks the other characters in an insightful and low keyed performance.I only had a problem with the too neat ending which seems to overreach for dramatic incident and then comes up with a couple of overworked clichés which seem out of place in this thoughtful and revelatory drama.


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