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Becoming Redwood (2012)

R | | Drama | 28 May 2013 (USA)
Redwood Forrest Hanson dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he'll reunite his parents forever.

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Jesse James Miller
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Grantham ... Redwood
Jennifer Copping ... Jade
Chad Willett ... Ethan
Derek Hamilton ... Arnold
Scott Hylands ... Earl
Viv Leacock ... Ruben
Darcy Laurie ... Jonno
Tyler Johnston ... Josh
Joshua J. Ballard Joshua J. Ballard ... Todd
Clive Holloway ... Scoreboard Boy
Jason Bryden ... Charlie Renfrew
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ... Scott Melnachuk
Brent Stait ... Border Guard
Joely Collins ... Social Worker
Melody B. Choi ... Ruby
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Redwood Forrest Hanson dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he'll reunite his parents forever.

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Drama

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Rated R for some drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

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English

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28 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Redwood diadala See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Storylab Productions See more »
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Jean-Paul Sartre
Written & Performed by Pete McCormack
Published by SOCAN
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Little Buddha of the fairways
3 June 2013 | by jpp1023See all my reviews

This film deserves a higher score than its currently been showing from reviewers on IMDb. It's convincing as a period piece and all of the actors perform their roles well. Redwood of course steals the show and this young actor has a quiet charisma that shines through in every scene. It shows the triumph of imagination over hardship creating hope where none seems able to spring. The Wes Anderson, "Harold and Maude" and "Almost Famous" (and even a bit of Caddyshack) similarities are clear and should be celebrated rather than criticized. This film offers a lot of heart from modest means. The drama is more pronounced than the comedy, but necessarily so, to keep the inspiring message present and prevent it from being confused with being a stereotypical 60s film. Becoming Redwood gives the viewer a vision of joy and compassion from innocent eyes. His dream time transforms him and melts the ice of the "grown ups" who have custody of the little Buddha of the fairways. A film well worth watching to lift the spirit.


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