A Simple Curve (2005)


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A belated rite of passage finds tensions rising between an idealistic father and his increasingly independent son in this family drama that proves it's never too late for a little teenage rebellion. Twenty-seven-year-old Caleb (Kris Lemche) and his father, Jim (Michael Hogan), have always seemed more like old friends than father and son. An easy-going father who dodged the American draft to forge his own future by founding a carpentry shop in British Columbia's Kootenays, Jim and Caleb spend the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Aubrey Nealon
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On DVD: May 22, 2007
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

A refreshing take on an overused theme -- dysfunctional father-son connections -- starts gently and gets more compelling as it glides along like a woodworker's sharpened plane over smooth surfaces.

Full Review… | February 3, 2006
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Possesses wisdom that is rare for film these days, let alone a debut.

Full Review… | February 3, 2006
Toronto Star
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Yes, there's craft in Nealon's writing, but it seems more suited to the riffing non-sequiturs of episodic television than the narrative arc of a film.

Full Review… | February 3, 2006
Globe and Mail
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Living what comes naturally

Full Review… | June 28, 2009

paint-by-numbers script that just doesn't trust the audience enough

Full Review… | April 29, 2007
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...earnest yet engaging...

Full Review… | February 4, 2006
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