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Going Thru a Thing (2011)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2017 (USA)
Charlie robs banks to pay the bills. All Samantha, Sammy, his precocious 13 year old daughter wants, is a normal father with a normal job. When the school teachers go on strike, her ... See full summary »


Jo Marr


Maher Baroud

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Credited cast:
Aelah Thomson Aelah Thomson ... Samantha
Marnie Delwo Marnie Delwo ... Suzie
Roger Thornhill Roger Thornhill ... Frank
Eddy Ayoub Eddy Ayoub ... Cuz
Christine Emes ... Rita
Victor Galea Victor Galea ... Vince
James Laurin James Laurin ... Ricky
Scott Daughtrey Scott Daughtrey ... Dale
Anyssa Close Anyssa Close ... Kim
Marco Valenti Marco Valenti ... Nick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Crystal Michael Crystal ... Monty Rabinowak
Despina Despina ... Young Sammy
Roy Grillo Roy Grillo ... Dutch
Jo Marr Jo Marr ... Charlie


Charlie robs banks to pay the bills. All Samantha, Sammy, his precocious 13 year old daughter wants, is a normal father with a normal job. When the school teachers go on strike, her basketball team desperately needs a new coach and Charlie is coerced into the position by his 'hole in the head' gang, and the notion that it might ease his upcoming sentencing. A chance to bond with his daughter spirals Charlie's life out of control, this time involving Sammy, her team and an angry mob boss who watched too much Oprah. Going thru a Thing is the humorously poignant story of a middle-aged man who realizes that growing up can take place at any age and that's its never too late to change direction. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Family








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2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Aelah Thomson was discovered in Jo's brother's pizza joint in Stittsville, Ontario when she came to eat with her family after a basketball practice. See more »

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Strong start but goes downhill. Still worth a watch.
19 December 2017 | by James GrahamSee all my reviews

I accidently found this film.

The film starts with a girl Samantha in a Coma. It tells the story of the lead up to her going in a coma. Really though it is about her father. He is a thief who has to make his getaways on foot because his driving licence is suspended. In order to get away with a credit card fraud his lawyer suggests some kind of community service so the judge looks favourably on him. His daughters basketball coach goes on strike just as it is looking like they can win a championship so he takes over as coach. There is also an element of a plot involving the kidnapping of a gangster's girlfriend's dog that goes wrong.

The film starts out strong and is funny. However the film slowly goes down hill and runs out of steam. The acting is a bit patchy in places. Especially the gangster and his henchman who looks the part but don't act that well. The ending is predictable and a bit melodramatic. It feels half way that the film isn't really going anywhere. After the strong start it just felt like they had run out of ideas and script.

It's worth a watch as there is a good effort but it could have been far better. I am pretty sure I only finished it so I could be the first reviewer on a film for a change.

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