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Joanna Makes a Friend (2011)

A young girl, Joanna, is ostracized from kids at school. Lonely, she retreats into the books of HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Her imagination then comes to life, when Joanna builds ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Lutter

Writer:

Ben Rollo
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Complete credited cast:
Dalila Bela ... Joanna
Fred Ewanuick ... Phil
Katelyn Mager Katelyn Mager ... Sofia
Emilia Hodson Emilia Hodson ... Aileen
Sebastian Pateman Sebastian Pateman ... Chauncey
Angus Newsmith Angus Newsmith ... Adam
Alisha Newton ... Susie
Dawson Dunbar Dawson Dunbar ... Everett
Siobhan McCarthy ... Clown (as S. Siobhan McCarthy)
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A young girl, Joanna, is ostracized from kids at school. Lonely, she retreats into the books of HP Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe. Her imagination then comes to life, when Joanna builds herself a robot friend from the odds and ends in her father's garage. Instantly popular, she learns that even those you love the most can turn their backs. This gothic and stylized film explores the desire for love and acceptance we all share. Written by Producer

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 2011 (Canada) See more »

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An Effective Youth Drama. Possible Spoilers.
3 March 2017 | by RockGreySee all my reviews

This is a good film that effectively combines coming of age with science fiction. A Goth girl makes a robot inspired by Edgar Allan Poes' works to keep her company at school. It works as a friendship story, an abandonment tale, and a family drama. All in all a good piece of work that deserves acknowledgement.


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