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Adoration (2008)

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For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writer:

Atom Egoyan
3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Devon Bostick ... Simon
Rachel Blanchard ... Rachel
Louca Tassone Louca Tassone ... Young Simon
Kenneth Welsh ... Morris
Yuval Daniel Yuval Daniel ... Security Agent
Scott Speedman ... Tom
Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright ... Delivery Guy
Arsinée Khanjian ... Sabine
Noam Jenkins ... Sami
Thomas Hauff ... Nick
Martin Roach ... Car Owner
Ieva Lucs Ieva Lucs ... Berating Woman
Katie Boland ... Hannah
Hailee Sisera ... Jennifer
Lia Bellefontaine Lia Bellefontaine ... Student On-Line
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Simon, a Toronto high school student, has been raised by his maternal Uncle Tom since Simon's parents, Rachel and Sami, died in a car accident eight years ago. Tom, a tow truck driver, decided to move to the city into Rachel's house and assume the mortgage, something he could ill afford, largely not to disrupt Simon's life, but equally to get away from his and Rachel's father, Morris, an openly bigoted man. That upbringing has made Tom a sullen and angry man. Morris only recently passed away. Rachel and Sami met when she, a violinist, brought her instrument in to be serviced, Sami the repairman. Simon now owns his mother's expensive violin, which Tom would like to sell to help pay the mortgage and Simon's imminent university tuition. One day at school, Simon's French teacher Sabine reads a French newspaper story from several years ago as a translation exercise for the class, the story about a pregnant woman traveling to Israel, her then boyfriend who, unknown to her, planted a bomb in... Written by Huggo

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Atom Egoyan's 12th feature film. See more »

Goofs

When Sabine arrives at the door, it is gently snowing and her black coat has some snow on it. Once she enters the house (a different set, her coat no longer has snow on it and the rate of snow, as seen through the window behind her, is at a much faster rate. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Simon: You looked happy.
Sabine: He was. We were happy.
Simon: And then what happened?
Sabine: Then he met your mom.
Simon: You let him go.
Sabine: No, I never let him go.
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Controversial Film
16 October 2010 | by DMANJAMSee all my reviews

Atom Egoyan is a very skilled filmmaker that is exploiting a stereotype of the older white person's racism against a Lebanese son in law. Old white people are easy to pick on, Hollywood routinely allows this because there is little criticism generated from it. Does that mean this is right? I don't think so.

The film implies that a group of people (older white people) are "monsters." Maybe Atom has experienced racism from white people because of his Egyptian father, I get the feeling that he hates me for being white and 54 years old. I give Atom a 10 for the skill in making this film, he gets a 0 for the subject.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French | Hebrew

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,358, 10 May 2009

Gross USA:

$294,244

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$384,659
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1.85 : 1
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