6.3/10
1,399
15 user 5 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A troubled young man (Qualls) goes on a journey to meet an author whom he feels has a strong hold on his life.

Director: Malcolm Clarke
Stars: DJ Qualls, Rachel Blanchard, Colin Fox
Careless (2007)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An offbeat comedy in the style of "Bottle Rocket" and "After Hours". Wiley Roth finds a severed human finger in his kitchen one night. Understandably freaked out, Wiley and his best friend ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Spears
Stars: Giuseppe Andrews, Craig Anton, Rachel Blanchard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An independent film about a road trip to find a magical forest of marijuana.

Director: Thomas Haden Church
Stars: James Roday, Sam Huntington, Jay Paulson
Mad Ship (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A poor young Scandinavian immigrant couple winds up in Canada in search of prosperity, but the hardship of the Great Depression takes a toll in a way they never feared when they went in search of the dream.

Director: David Mortin
Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Gil Bellows, Line Verndal
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates.

Director: Nicholaus Goossen
Stars: Allen Covert, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A desperate TV producer convinces an old Armenian Uncle to star in a new reality show. Cultures collide when Uncle Rafael is thrown into the Schumacher family household where he has one ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Fusco
Stars: John Michael Higgins, Missi Pyle, Vahik Pirhamzei
Overnight I (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After breaking up with her boyfriend on Valentine's Day, Jenny shares a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to New York with a love-damaged group of passengers - a pilot with anger management ... See full summary »

Director: Valerie Breiman
Stars: Rachel Blanchard, James D'Arcy, Gbenga Akinnagbe
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Quinn
... Philip
... Bryce
... Diana
... Hope
Darcie Cormier ... Wood Sprite #1
... Shaun Leblanc
... Crystal
... Charles
... Marilla
... Bowman
... Mr. Slack
... Jasmine
Nicole Maillet ... Sky Pettigrew
Brandon Ellis ... Clay
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 2008 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Domaćinsko uzgajanje  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Produced on a budget of about 1.8 Million Dollars. See more »

Quotes

Bryce Dawson: Well, you look like big girls! Can't you read my sign?
[Referring to the one on the front door]
Sprite #1: 'Welcome.'
Bryce Dawson: Well, thanks! But we're not interested.
Sprite #1: But everyone else on the street is buying them! It's for a good cause.
Bryce Dawson: Oh, so you're selling conformity, along with toxic sugar treats. Well, did you know that Wood Sprites can trace back their insidious origins back to Lord Baden Powell, who was not only a neo-Fascist, but was also an infamous advocate of apartheid?
Sprite #1: [Befuddled] What?
Bryce Dawson: [...]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Terribly scripted
9 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I am shocked to read so many positive reviews on here for this absolutely terribly written film, I can only surmise that some of the cast and crew felt the need to try to bolster what is a very poor piece of Canadian cinema.

The problem lies solely in the script which feels like a first draft. A decent premise that very quickly goes nowhere. Around the one hour mark I was left wondering what possible events could sustain the film for another 40 minutes. As it turns out, the answer lies in a complete plot twist that actually may have worked had the movie been about something to begin with.

The relationship between the two leads would make a nice subplot, but it's not enough to carry a film that has little else going for it.

Decent performances and a competent level of production value are the only things saving this film by being terrible overall, but that only further serves to showcase the problem with a film being based on such terrible source material. All the ingredients were there to make a good film, but it just never even scratches the surface of it's potential for comedy or story.


8 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial