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Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)

Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)

Adventures of Sebastian Cole



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Tod Williams made his feature directorial debut with this teen comedy-drama set in 1983. High school senior and writer wannabe Sebastian Cole (Adrian Grenier) survives a car accident in a remote Southwestern area near the trailer home of a Spanish-speaking woman. As she dresses his wounds, Sebastian looks back over the past year and his dysfunctional family life. After a divorce, Sebastian's near-alcoholic mother Joan (Margaret Colin) remarried. His architect father Hartley (John Shea) was more devoted to career than family. His sister Jessica (Marni Lustig) is off to the West Coast with her dullard boyfriend. Sebastian's stepfather Hank (Clark Gregg) plans a sex change. Since being married to a woman doesn't appeal to Joan, she returns to her native England with Sebastian. Months later, Sebastian moves back to his upstate New York hometown, rejoining Hank. However, Hank is now Henrietta, wearing makeup and women's clothing and serving as both a mother and father figure for Sebastian. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Todd Williams, Tod Williams
On DVD: Mar 21, 2000
Culpan Productions


Adrian Grenier
as Sebastian Cole
Clark Gregg
as Hank/Henrietta
John Shea
as Hartley
Margaret Colin
as Joan Cole
Marni Lustig
as Jessica
Joan Copeland
as Grandmother
Tom Lacy
as Grandfather
Peter McRobbie
as Principal
Levon Helm
as Juvie Bob
Rory Cochrane
as Chinatown
Marisol Padilla Sánc...
as Woman in Desert
Dan Tedlie
as Hall Monitor
Miguel Nájera
as Man in Desert
Joe Lisi
as Concrete Guy
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Critic Reviews for Adventures of Sebastian Cole

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | April 25, 2003
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | October 1, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Adventures of Sebastian Cole

Awesommme movie...Definitely one of my favs, untraditional and moving! I didn't even know about this movie, until I saw a trailer on a movie I was watching like 5 yrs ago, and I rented it at blockbuster..and I've loved it ever since...


it had such an amazing potential and fell flat on its face. i felt like i had wasted time in watching this all the way through.

Probably one of the most underrated movies ever. I love it more wth each viewing. Adrian Grenier and Gabriel Macht are awesome in this.

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