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Growing Op (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 November 2008 (Canada)
In an average American neighborhood, a family of four breaks all conformity making it difficult for their 18 year old son to fit in to society.

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Michael Melski

Writer:

Michael Melski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Yaffee ... Quinn
Jon Cor ... Philip
Wallace Langham ... Bryce
Rosanna Arquette ... Diana
Katie Boland ... Hope
Darcie Cormier Darcie Cormier ... Wood Sprite #1
Denis Theriault ... Shaun Leblanc
Rachel Blanchard ... Crystal
Daniel MacIvor ... Charles
Alberta Watson ... Marilla
Hugh Thompson ... Bowman
Bill Carr ... Mr. Slack
Kate Lavender ... Jasmine
Nicole Maillet Nicole Maillet ... Sky Pettigrew
Brandon Ellis Brandon Ellis ... Clay
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In an average American neighborhood, a family of four breaks all conformity making it difficult for their 18 year old son to fit in to society.

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Domaćinsko uzgajanje See more »

Filming Locations:

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the Marijuana Plants inside the house are fake. They came in large boxes, all completely disassembled. The crew did not have enough time to put them all together, so one of the crew members took the pieces to a retirement home where the seniors happily spent the time putting together the plants. See more »

Goofs

At 56 minutes in Crystal's mom puts down a bowl that was supposed to be empty, as she reaches for another one it is clear the previous one was still full of dessert. See more »

Quotes

Bryce Dawson: [Waving at the couple in the Hummer SUV, pretending to be friendly, murmurs:] Enjoy nine-to-five hell, suckers. Spew as much CO2 into the biosphere as you possibly can.
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An intelligent comedy that rocks!
1 December 2008 | by carabas2003See all my reviews

Quinn, (Steven Yaffe), a home educated teenager growing up in a family with counter culture parents who run a suburban grow-up wants to lead a normal life. He enrolls in a local high school in order to pursue the girl next door. His attempts to win the girl of his dreams run afoul the school president who sets the high school bullies on him. After enduring humiliation Quinn manages to turn the tables on his tormentors and beat the system at the same time. The funniest high school comedy since "Rock and Roll High School" Neatly reverses the usual stoner formula. Highly sympathetic and nuanced performance from Rosanna Arquette as the mother. "Growing Op" appeals to both the sixties generation and today's teen agers. Both groups see themselves in this movie. High energy, strong music score, MTV style editing and polished script and direction drive this picture along. Not to be missed.


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