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A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

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Stephen Dunn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Abrams ... Peter Madly
Jack Fulton ... Oscar Madly (9)
Joanne Kelly ... Brin Madly
Isabella Rossellini ... Buffy (voice)
Jinji Dawson Jinji Dawson ... Anna
Meghan Cullen Meghan Cullen ... Kathryn
Bradley Nippard ... Teenage Boy (as Brad Nippard)
Megan Kennedy Megan Kennedy ... News Reporter
Connor Jessup ... Oscar Madly (18)
Sofia Banzhaf ... Gemma
Sean Panting Sean Panting ... Constable Bennett
Megan Rose Jones Megan Rose Jones ... Ms. Mercer
Tim Myles Tim Myles ... Student (as Timothy Myles)
Mary Walsh ... Allison
Igor Pugdog ... Allison's Dog
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Storyline

8-years-old Oscar Madly became traumatized. Around the same time that his mother left their family (with Oscar firmly taking his dad's side), Oscar witnessed a gay hate crime at school that left the victim bloodied and permanently paralyzed. Ten years pass. Oscar, befriended by his talking hamster Buffy, wants to get into a special effects make-up school (using his friend Gemma as a model), and has come to realize his spiteful father's anti-social, immature short-comings. When Oscar meets co-worker Wilder at the hardware store, sexual feelings begin to stir but accompanied by severe stomach pains (the memory of the hate crime). A farewell costume party for Wilder brings Oscar's issues to a head, expressed sometimes in surreal terms. Written by statmanjeff

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 2016 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Čudovište iz ormara See more »

Filming Locations:

St John's, Newfoundland, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,118, 25 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$41,866, 2 December 2016
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dunn's debut feature film. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Madly (18): Is that a garbage chute?
Gemma: Oh, no, it's a bedroom.
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) See more »

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Another boring millennial "coming of age" flick, deserves less than a 5
25 November 2016 | by toecutter0See all my reviews

Another coming of age film for the modern generation that leaves a million unanswered questions and at times is simply confusing. The transitions from the imaginary to real world interaction aren't very well-defined and the characters are simply boring. The 7+ score drew me into watching, but both the wife and I were left disappointed as so many questions were left unanswered. The gratuitous scene towards the end I assume was meant as a metaphor for something, but it failed to make any sense at all. I often wonder if movies like this reflect how America is changing or if filmmakers are simply to lazy to write a decent story. A generous 5 out of 10.


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