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Emerson Thorsen, 13, lives with his parents in their eco-home in the wilds of Nova Scotia. The precocious teen has completed his first book, writing and illustrating all 1000 pages of it. Meanwhile, the home-schooled youth can barely add 2 + 2, so his mother enrolls him in the local junior high. Emerson isn't happy about the move, and has trouble fitting in at the new school. One of Emerson's new teachers is Don Grant, a 42-year old closeted gay man. Emerson initially is scornful of his teacher, but when Emerson speaks up in class, Don treats his ideas seriously. Emerson's scorn changes to respect, but soon he develops his first crush on Don.


Studio Wolfe Video
SKU 204707934
UPC 667443575146
UPC 14 00667443575146
Format DVD
Release Date 6/17/2008
Name Maclvor,Daniel
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Cast & Crew
Aaron Webber - Actor
Amnon Buchbinder - Director
Amnon Buchbinder - Writer
Angela Baker - Editor
Camelia Frieberg - Executive Producer
Christopher Ball - Cinematographer
Daniel MacIvor - Writer
Daniel MacIvor - Actor
David Buchbinder - Original Music By
Kelly Bray - Producer
Rebecca Jenkins - Actor
Robert Joy - Actor
William Fleming - Production Designer
Review Written by Buchbinder and acclaimed playwright and screenwriter MacIvor (whose screenplays have included Marion Bridge and Wilby Wonderful), this Canadian import is not your average teen movie...The entire drama unfolds with the sense that these are real people living real lives, not facile movie fictions. The cast is uniformly excellent, but Webber in his first feature role is a stand out, delivering a subtle performance that offers a fully realized portrayal of a smart, sensitive, confused, and sometimes bratty and obnoxious youth. Like Emerson, the actor is bright and likeable. It is a pleasure following him and the adults around him on their path to some sort of wisdom and maturity. That the grownups ought to already have achieved that is only one more way this amiable little movie mirrors life as know it.
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Albert Williams, Chicago Reader Highly recommended!
Lawrence Ferber, LA Magazine Engaging, entertaining, and refreshing!
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