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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

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Art House & International, Drama

Aubrey Nealon

May 22, 2007

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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.

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

February 3, 2006 Full Review Source: 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.

February 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Living what comes naturally

June 28, 2009 Full Review Source: JWR

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

April 29, 2007 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews

...earnest yet engaging...

February 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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The film works because relationships are given real respect. They are explored with tender care and never reduced to sappy emotionalism.

February 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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