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      Whole New Thing

      2005 1 hr. 32 min. Comedy Drama List
      64% 25 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Socially isolated by his parents (Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy), an androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) enrolls in high school and develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor). Read More Read Less
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      Critics Consensus

      The tender little moments of adolescence are beautifully captured in this warm and modest coming-of-age drama.

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      barbara B It was a good movie Aaron webber did a great job. He did better with the kids at school. You could believe he was a thirteen-year-old with the teacher he didn't act that young. . The parents were great. I am glad they used subtitles. The director said it was supposed to be a little bit funny. The only funny part was the pictures falling in the snow. I know it seems silly but I liked how the mom liked running around naked and jumping in bed to get warm. I do the same thing Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Excelent,wonderfull and sentive Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm afraid that this didn't do much for me. The uber intelligent 13 year old dealing with angst etc. Seen it a million times before and this isn't one of the better stories to tell. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member this movie was alright. good acting and so-so script. The direction of this movie is a good highlight. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review frederick m This isn't a bad Canadian film. The acting is weak at times, especially from the actors who play the parents. The movie is about a 13 year old kid who's precocious and home-schooled by his hippie parents. It has the vibe of those uniquely Canadian films. Not bad for a rental, and the CBC soft-left types will certainly be familiar with the cast of characters. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Blimey, yet another coming-of-age movie. This one sees home-educated son of hippies take to normal schooling and kinda getting too pally with his homosexual teacher. Brave filmmaking that's well acted and awkward to watch at times but captivating nonetheless. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kyle Smith New York Post The movie is both amusing and disturbing as it explores Emerson's lurching efforts to bond with his teacher. Rated: 3/4 May 4, 2007 Full Review Jack Mathews New York Daily News These knots are all tied by the end, but not memorably so. Rated: 2/4 May 4, 2007 Full Review Albert Williams Chicago Reader This wry, tender 2005 Canadian comedy puts a fresh spin on the theme of adolescent sexual awakening. May 4, 2007 Full Review Don Willmott Filmcritic.com a small-scale film with big emotional payoffs. Rated: 4/5 Oct 16, 2007 Full Review Ken Fox TV Guide Toronto-based filmmaker Amnon Buchbinder tackles the sensitive subject of adolescent sexuality in this winning coming-of-age character study set in a wintry small town in Nova Scotia. Rated: 3/4 May 4, 2007 Full Review Shlomo Schwartzberg Boxoffice Magazine Buchbinder displays an original filmic eye, but mostly Whole New Thing is a few drafts short of an emotionally fulfillilng feature. Rated: 2.5/5 Apr 14, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Socially isolated by his parents (Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy), an androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) enrolls in high school and develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor).
      Director
      Amnon Buchbinder
      Executive Producer
      Camelia Frieberg
      Screenwriter
      Amnon Buchbinder, Daniel MacIvor
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 5, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $11.4K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital