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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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Amnon Buchbinder
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Webber ... Emerson
Robert Joy ... Rog
Rebecca Jenkins ... Kaya
Daniel MacIvor ... Don
Kathryn MacLellan 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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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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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

Rog: How often do you masturbate?
Emerson Thorsen: After every meal. I floss, too.
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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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Smart, compelling and funny
6 October 2005 | by plautus-3See all my reviews

Amnon Buchbinder's "Whole New Thing" ranks among the best independent films of the past year. Solid performances, notably from newcomer Aaron Webber, and assured, mature direction bolster an excellent script (co-written by ubiquitous Canuck playwright and co-star Daniel MacIvor) about the vagaries of family, love and sexuality. Buchbinder's sensitive treatment of his characters never falls into cliché and consistently offers resonant insights. The script is well-paced and adroitly mixes comedy and tragedy to present a well-rounded view of humanity in bittersweet glory.

For those of you who thought Canadian cinema was just about Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg, think again: Amnon Buchbinder is as strong and defined a voice as either of those two, and his soft touch arguably eclipses both in terms of his ability to explore the humanity of his characters.


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Country:

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Release Date:

8 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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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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1.37 : 1
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